Living in denial

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I close my eyes so I would not see

I cover my ears  hoping to drown out my fears

I stay silent not to seem defiant

I do not want to rock the boat

Where else would I hang my coat?

So I make myself numb as I listen to the beat of his drum

Maybe this state of  denial  is doing more harm than good

Maybe I should speak up and not just sit here like wood

This illusion, this fantasy, is so far from my reality

How many more sleepless nights?

How many more unnecessary fights?

I’m so tired of  pretending

I’m so weary from constantly defending

My pillow is no longer used for sleeping

It’s new purpose – to conceal my weeping

Things aren’t getting any better

Inner strength I must foster

To improve my life and make it better.

By: Cherylene Nicholas



Author: Cherylene

Cherylene, is an aspiring writer whose desire is to help people nurture and develop the best version of themselves. Through her writing she hopes to encourage her readers to dig deep both spiritually and mentally to heal and enlighten the mind, body and spirit.

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