Keeping Up Happy

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “strain.” Use it any way you’d like. Enjoy!


It gives me a headache
Pulled taut like tug-o-war
A rope woven in strength
Divided to opposite directions
Organs of feeling strained
Overwhelm blocking the sun
The cord unravels slowly
Keeping up a happy façade
For explaining the unknown
Seems like something impossible
Tension is building
By holding it bottled in
All ending in shards of glass
And frayed remaining string
When pretending becomes too much
And living too hard
Broken the only state
That I am comfortable in

Debbie Gravett © 2019.05.11

SoCS: Strain
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