Stories

For so long

I’ve been telling myself stories

that have never been part of me,

only pieces of who you

created me to be.

Being honest is not a trait

you can acquire without

allowing yourself

to enter the empty rooms

that lie within.

I have been replaying

your words

as some dramatic scene

forever and ever

broken down in acts.

The stories we told ourselves

have been pathetic and sad.

I cannot seem to find my own

path to enlightenment

while hanging on to your fallacies.

For every step I take forward

doubts creep up

and fear whispers your stories

full of deception

appearing like echoes

to some little girlish voice.

What do I know to be real?

What do I know to be fabricated

by the master manipulator?

There are stages, layers, and fables

that try to persuade me.

I am moving forward

and taking a leap of faith

into the unknown.

This is not a Shakespearean story

where someone dies from

a tragic love affair.

This is a screenplay

with a happy ending

and the light illuminating on stage

is coming from the Divine.

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18 thoughts on “Stories

      1. Thank you so much – I’ve been having a little self doubt today wondering if I my poetry is merely self indulgence! To get feedback that someone appreciates it is encouraging!
        Thank you, thank you!!!

      2. Thank you!!
        I think we have no choice but to keep writing – it’s what drives the heart 🙂
        Yay – extra long weekend – more time for writing 🙂
        Have a good one!
        Alex

  1. There are stages, layers, and fables

    that try to persuade me.

    I am moving forward

    and taking a leap of faith

    into the unknown…

    I love the flow of this piece and this part touch me most…

  2. Wow – are you in my life? I stand up and scream out with you that I want to be real and not who you said I was – just ME! Hmmmm – I bet we could compare interesting notes. I hear so many layers in this one that resonate with the ones I am trying to scrape away. Love the HOPE in the ending!

      1. Melody, I didn’t find it awkward. I thank you so much for your feedback. I am always surprised at how people get touched by anything that I write. Thank you for taking the time to read the blog and responding. I am always surprised. Take care! Millie

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