To escape the chaos
that is you
I must find fortitude
is no longer an option
I lose myself
in the secret garden
of my mind
Where I am calm
Healing can begin
and justice is blind
Floating on a sea
of mundane thoughts
Exorcising the discontent
Here I countdown
to the return of sanity
The storm to circumvent
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Hi, thank you for introducing me to this calm chaos. I guess most of us today relate to this and you did a brilliant job in writing this poem.
Thank you 🙂
Shelter from the Storm. Everyone needs a place like this.
I need one today! 😏
I love this poem. It really fits with the space I am in right now, and paints the hiding and withdrawal into personal healing with such stunning rhyme and rhythm. The seeking of peace.
Like Jane, I love the use of the word circumvent, it frames the nautical/navigational theme so precisely and is a special little surprise that clicks the entire poem with a satisfying “Chonnkk, Fwaapp” (my phrase for something settling perfectly into some previously unknown open defect in my mind), at the end.
Lona, thank you so much. I really appreciate your kind words. It mens a lot 🙂💕
I really do love this poem!
Oh this is absolutely stunning!! ❤️
Thanks you so much 🙂💕
This was a captivating read CHRISTINE. “The secret garden of my mind” — cool! Thank you for sharing it for OLN,
Thanks, as always, Rob. You are always so kind with your comments and I always appreciate it 🙂💕
I like the juxtaposition in the first stanza of ‘fortitude’ and ‘solitude’, leading the reader to the secret garden of the mind.
Thanks Kim. Yes, we need both, don’t we?
🙂 Thanks Jane!
May the time spent in solitude give us care, calmness and energy.
It usually works for me Grace 🙂
Yes! Very inspiring!
Thanks so much 🙂
Very good writing. One of your best Christine.
Aww, thank you so much Darnell. That means a lot to me 🙂💕
Wonderful job. I can’t say it too much.👍
Love this! <3
Thank you so much! 🙂
Absolutely! You are so welcome❣️