More Beautiful Than They Would Have Us Believe

Logs are flaming in the fire pit.

Late evening sky turns dark and fills with stars.

A glass of red to disinhibit

And my heart fills with gladness

And bursts with gratitude.

What are these inhibitions anyway?

Just societal chains thrown my  way

Posing as lifelines,

But in reality, tethers,

Binding me to a truth

No longer of any value in my world.

Fire, darkness, shining stars

Love, knowing, belonging.

Life! So, so, so much more beautiful

Than they would have us believe.


◄ The Row

Haiku for the Common Man ►


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keith jeffries

Sun 15th Sep 2019 22:14

I loved every word and sentiment in this poem
Thank you

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 15th Sep 2019 22:12

You paint a very alluring picture with these words Hazel. Society has a very effective way of shaping us all, until we see it for what it truly is!

Good work


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