Things Hurt

For this entry I decided to write a poem. If you asked my friends from high school about my skills as a poet, they would for sure tell you that I am no Maya Angelou. However, I was inspired to convey my thoughts on facing whatever it is that keeps you from fighting in something other than a narrative. Thanks to the wife, whom is an LAUSD English teacher and teaches writing to America’s youth for some tips and pointers. Hope you like it!

 

Buzz, buzz, buzz, goes the alarm

You shift your body

All you feel is tight

Make a fist, extend your arm, there is the pain

THINGS HURT, YOU’RE TIRED, KEEP MOVING says your brain

Climb out of bed

Plant your feet on the floor

Struggling to put on your clothes

Time to get ready and head out the door

THINGS HURT, YOU’RE TIRED, KEEP MOVING that’s how life flows

Don’t leave the house without grabbing your meds

Off to the car now is where you head

Breakfast is in the belly, so now you’re fed
Ready to go the day is about to start

THINGS HURT, YOU”RE TIRED, KEEP MOVING says your heart

The day rolls along, you feel depleted

Head to the gym to get some fitness

Your brain is in a fog; you start to get heated

You walk and run, you’re happy that you lifted

THINGS HURT, YOU’RE TIRED, KEEP MOVING, you must have persistence

Back in the car you’re ending the day

Off to see your love, you can’t wait for a smile

Walk in the door and there they are

A hug and kiss, you talk for a while

THINGS HURT, YOU’RE TIRED, KEEP MOVING, reminding yourself you’ve come so far

Illness, struggles or having it rough

Angry, mad, sad or feeling so bleak

All it really takes is a mental tweak

Head out of the game, heart in the wrong place

THINGS HURT, YOU’RE TIRED, KEEP MOVING time to reclaim your space

Friends and family they love us so

Support and guidance is what they share

Feeling understood, sometimes they just don’t know

Embrace it, acknowledge it, it’s not always fair

THINGS HURT, YOU’RE TIRED, KEEP MOVING show yourself you care

Things hurt, you’re tired, keep moving you must

Live your life, for you, your husband or your wife

Light your soul on fire, for you must have faith it will inspire

Don’t quit, don’t stop, and don’t ever give in

THINGS HURT, YOU’RE TIRED, KEEP MOVING

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