After a long week of woe and heartache
It seemed like the world was awash with grief and misery untamed
Souls perished along the stagnant shores of servitude.
Peeling back the political truths and untruths
Until all that was left was my own song.
I walked barefoot, thoughts naked and became the essence of what I always was.
At this point in my life whilst I seek connection and meaning and desire above all else to be of value,
It is what I give that matters,
What I bring to the table, my paltry offering, and I know this so well it has become my security blanket, my safety net, my default position in life.
Do what you will, take what you want, I shall continue to sing my own song with steadfast soul and serene simplicity.
© Alison Jean Hankinson.
In the light of mental health awareness week, I thought this was the right one, I have had a long and complex fortnight, but hope I am still standing tall.