Letting Go

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The fire licks at my hips

Climbing higher, burning hotter

The pedestal you set me on

Constructed of kindling

Set aflame by your imagination

By your fury

At unmet demands

Of submission and compliance

Broken by a simple, no more

Never seeing me, hearing me

Begging for simple things

Setting me on a pedestal

Of your expectations

Only to light the hottest fire

Burning to cinders, the me

Of reality, of tarnished wings

Of nightmares, of monsters

Of need and fears

The fire engulfs my heart

You lit your history under my feet

Forgetting I am not them

Your fire of fury has freed me

Unfurled and bound no more

Impossible to stand upon a pedestal

Of kindling and demands

14-March-2016

14-March-2016

Comments

  1. Between this and another fellow blogger…I was able to begin letting go. Thank you. 😌

  2. Reblogged. Beautiful and moving. 💜☺️

  3. **Burning to cinders, the me

    Of reality, of tarnished wings

    Of nightmares, of monsters

    Of need and fears**

    I. feel. every. word. xxxx

  4. Who wants to be on a pedestal anyway?

  5. I thought the same as Frank, very passionately and forcibly written

  6. A very well constructed emotional roller coaster … yet, I’ve been here long enough to know there is a lot of you in that story … well, at least I think so.

  7. Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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