Flaming Monsters

Pull yourself together

Do not break down

You know you are far stronger

than the monsters in your head

 

Direct your feelings

to what is really worthy

And believe in the power

of letting go

 

Look at the sky

it mourns for the dead

by shining brighter

and rebirthing

 

Feel the moon

we all know it’s naturally full

even when it’s a crescent

 

Sometimes I forget

how it feels to be strong

But the more I forget

the more I learn

 

There’s a crashing point

for every high

And I know

it’s hard for both of us to leap

when the abyss is far too deep

 

What is that

staining my mascara

as I tell you

to be strong ?

 

I might shatter to fragile pieces

I’d forget what I told you

months after our talk

You’d tell me to wake up

and you’d recite my own words

with anger

because maybe

sometimes I forget what I tell you

I’d smile when you do

And I’d tell you “I know”

 

We would forget

But we are flesh and blood

we are humans

 

But I’m begging you

to believe in my words

even when I’m on my knees:

Sometimes I forget

how it feels to be strong

But the more I forget

the more I learn

 

© 2014 ALIA SULTAN

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