My eyes are tired.

Today, as I scrolled down my WordPress reader, I saw a post by aYoKa called “Pretend.” It reminded me how often we are asked to make believe we are fine or upset on a daily basis…. So I wrote this little poem and painted a little, just to commit my emotions to paper without pretending. 

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Oh Mother! How I have tried
To give and never ask
That anything be given back,

But tonight, my eyes are tired.

Would it not be sweet
To cease upon the night
Would it not be right
To finally retreat?

Because I feel my lids are tired.

And all my dreams are uninspired
My limbs are numb,
My lips too dumb
To even cry:

Dear Mother, how I have tried…


4 thoughts on “My eyes are tired.

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