Submitted Date 09/08/2019

Like gentle currents that lead to waterfalls, so my thoughts plunge into the abyss of oblivion. And as the purple sky fades, my heart bleeds into myself. I have melted away in the days that are long past, and my soul shivers and wains into the blackness of the night.

How I once yearned for the days to pass quickly so that I may be grown. And now, as I have reached maturity, I long for them to crawl by. But the days do not answer to my commands or my cries. They are now fleeting. The sun rises only to set again. And while both rise and fall are magical, my heart becomes more fearful.

When will the time come when I will no longer see another sunset? The fear comes in waves while I try to enjoy the moments between. While life drops as flies to the ground, I tremble in the sadness that I too will be as a fly.

Too many days end with this darkness in my soul. I have let it consume the moments of my life. I wish to be as a child again who did not fear the passing of time. To enjoy the seconds and hours of my lifetime is a goal to be made and kept. For when my last breath has been taken, I do not wish to regret a single hour of it.

What I view as life is not being experienced in the ways it should. I am alone without joy and in a crowd without laughter from my mouth. To be genuine in living is what I desire. But how to be genuine without a passion? Perhaps my passion should be to experience everything with passion.

It is typing words such as this when I realize I know so little but am able to discover so much. The darkness I live in has been shot with a beam of light. Every moment can be a moment lived with passion if I choose it to be so.

Enlightenment comes from within, and passion from the zest for life.

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  • Ashley Aker 4 months, 1 week ago

    perception is powerful. I feel like you turned it around toward the end. I hope you discover something new today.

  • Ceara 4 months, 1 week ago

    Perhaps my passion should be to experience everything with passion.
    People tend to associate having passion with having one thing that you devote yourself to. I think passion can be much more than that, which I think you touch on in this line. Passion is not just being enthusiastic about one idea, it can be being enthusiastic about everything you do and everything that you love. We are not restricted to love just one thing.

    • Rick Doble 4 months ago

      The entire work is about passion -- she is passionate about what she cannot feel which means she can probably find it eventually.

    • Ellen Gibson 4 months ago

      Yes. Love this take on my take :)

  • Kiersten Felch 4 months ago

    I think we all struggle at some point and it is important to try to figure it out but its okay if we don't.