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I'm unsure what is the category of this poem, but the words came to me as I laid in bed this morning meditating. The need to move to a place of acceptance starts with acknowledging the pain and hurt. Taking action is the next step. This poem can be related to any aspect of one's life that needs to be changed/transformed to achieve joy. It is written in the first person for effect.

Disengaged I wonder around;

To this role I feel no bound.

My heart’s no longer satisfied;

Appreciation no longer gratified.

Mediocrity, compromise and stagnation

Each day I face with resignation.

I’ve long forgotten the dream of rising

To the top; the glass ceiling’s still apprising.

Advocate, negotiate; it’s all a sham

My voice is drowned by all this spam.

Like water off duck’s back, words reverberate

I no longer seek to commiserate.

Conformity and exclusivity, I want no part.

Poisoned and extinct, a new path I must chart.

So I navigate towards my departure;

It’s the least I can do to end this torture.

April 14, 2011

 

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viveresperando 5 years ago from A Place Where Nothing Is Real

very emotional!


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DynamicS 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

viveresperando,thanks for your visit anf your comment. It helps to get the emotion to the surface. That's how healing takes place.


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Pixienot 5 years ago from Clarksville, Indiana

Dynamics, I felt sad for you as I read this poem. Very dark and lonely.

You were able to convey emotion, and that is a sign of a good writer. Keep up the good work.

Voted up


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Little Kim 5 years ago from Any town U.S.A.

Sad, I hope you find healing thru words or meditation. I find mine thru music and writing poetry.


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DynamicS 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Pixienot, thanks for your visit and your kind comment. As a very private person, its quite a stretch for me to expose my emotions, but once its out then I can move on. Its definitely a journey and I'm optimistic about the outcome.

Thanks for your kindness.


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DynamicS 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Little Kim, thanks for your visit and your kind words. I have only recently started writing poetry. I am finding it to be cathartic. I also like music and dancing.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

l´ve been so depressed lately l found this strangely helpful. Thank you.


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DynamicS 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Dim Flaxenwick, thanks for your visit. I'm glad that this poem helped you. When I wrote it I was in a funk, but funny enough as soon as I wrote and published it I felt better. I supposed I needed to get the sadness off my chest, so to speak.

I appreciate your comment.


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fastfreta 5 years ago from Southern California

WOW! I really felt that DynamicS, maybe it's the place I'm in at the moment, but I really felt it. Very good, rated up/awesome/beautiful.


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DynamicS 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thanks fastfreta, your comment means much to me. Thanks for taking the time.

Like you I'm finding writing is very cathardic when I'm going through one of the lows that life sometimes give. The positive is that these lows are fleeting.

May God be with you.


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Dim Flaxenwick 5 years ago from Great Britain

Hi again.. l forgot to mention how l love ducks and your pic of this one is a surprise to me. l´ve never seen one with those colours. Thank you.


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DynamicS 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada Author

Thanks Dim Flaxenwick. There are so many lessons that we can learn from animals. We can draw strength from their resiliance and how they survive nature. Not sure what kind of duck that it, but I agree it is BEAUTIFUL. Maybe I'll do a hub on ducks.

Thanks

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