Here’s a little something from my friend Malcolm. He writes poetry, and creates music. I like to share a little of what he does. Along the way, i will share more poetry from different artists and kind souls. If you have something that you are really proud of, send it to me, and i’ll publish it.
His facebook page is: https://www.facebook.com/MalcolmsGuitarLessons?fref=ts
Lessons in Letting Go
You slip down a deeper well than you thought possible
Descending, pretending you’re still somehow in control
But at the bottom, the waves crash and the silence rings
Forevermore you’ll slip, never knowing where you’re going
Never knowing where you’ll end up
And unsure of how you started slipping in the first place
You grasp. It’s all you can do. The fear is too much, so you grasp.
Sooner or later, though, you’ll find
That what you’re grasping on to
Is also slipping. It’s slipping with you.
And nothing around you is set. It all slips with you.
Faster and faster, till you have no bearings
Always fearing the water and dead silence
You try to escape. Plausible and impossible.
There’s nothing left for you to do
You fear the bottom
You fear the outcome
So much that you forget you’re even falling
You forget. Everything is stagnant
But you’re still falling
Everything is changing
Everything is moving
You are moving
You are changing
And when you’re done falling
And you realize.
You realize that you were the well
All along. You were the well.
You are the well.