The Long Haul

You can’t be in it just for a day
Your heart needs to be committed to stay
Knowing that there’ll be barriers along the way
To overcome by being honest – mean what you say

Now listen to what isn’t being said
I want you to get it all out of your head
Our words are meant to be shared, spoken and read
So give yourself the permission needed to move ahead

Hunker down it’ll be a long haul
Don’t be afraid I’ll catch you if you fall
Always remember that you’ll never please them all
It’s up to you now, there’s no time left to waste or stall

 


Prompt from Saturday (thanks Judy!) and for my friends over at the IECWC.

Inhalation

Art by: Alessio Albi

Art by: Alessio Albi

Navigating aquatic passageways
Following the muted light rays

Shining above the calm surface
Breaking through with purpose

Tangled in life’s painful ropes
Restricting the breath of hope

Sinking back into depths below
Following channels that flow

Emerging over and over again
Frightened kids, we call men

Struggling to swim upstream
A daily occupational regime


In response to Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie – Photo Challenge #120