Day in, day out
Waves ashore, waves offshore
Toiled, toiling, toil
Wash, cook, clean
Tired, tiring, tire
Labor of love tireless
Fall, falling down, so tired
Tears, spills, puddles
Fingers wringing raw
Voiceless as fish in the sea
How does a fish cry?
Only saw a dolphin beg for mercy from a human once
Saw dolphin stare in his eyes one last time
Then, it swam to the bottom of the pool of captivity
Unbreathe its last breath, bubbles reaching bursting in the surface
Never came back up
Will that happen to me one day?
That I breathe my last as I give up
Exhale life one last time
Retire from the life I hate so much
Like the dolphin lost its will for life
Existing for the pleasures of others
Having dedicated two and half decades of circus dance to bring joy to so many people
To serve at sacrifice of self preservation
Morbid, I know. But sometimes, words carry so much weight in their meaning. Or none at all when you take them lightly.
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P.S. I'm reading The Surface Breaks: A Reimagining of The Little Mermaid by Louise O'Neill. It is a wonderful read. It made me think about men and women, how our roles are so different and yet we struggle in pursuit of happiness any way we can.
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I dabble in rhymes and free style from time to time. I love writing more than anything else. Sometimes just to escape from story writing, I do a little poetry or free-style prose to capture a thought or inspiration. I hope you enjoy it as much as I...