Thinking Scared

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “collect.” Use the word “collect” any way you’d like. Have fun!


I collect in the storage of my mind
Years of memories of days gone by
People who are no longer with me
Times that have long ticked past
A face with fewer lines and marks
Hair without silver flecks glistening
And joints that moved much easier
When wistful and melancholy strike
Like an album I page through time
Remembering days of my youth
I explore that inner plain’s terrain
The hills created by different pains
Valleys dug by difficulties to avoid
Oceans of happiness gently lapping
Overwhelmed when waves pound
At the centre of my drowning soul
Diving to find the joys being washed away
An older body containing fears and worry
Anxiety stoked by a world on sale
Guilt and trepidation marketed and used
To sell engineered peace of mind
In manipulation and deceit
When peace is of the thought
And fear a construct of a marionette puppet
To pull in a desired direction
When the flow of life is undesirable to others

Debbie Gravett © 2021.05.29

SoCS: Collect
Image by Ylanite Koppens from Pixabay

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