“Moving Forward”

Posted: 12/09/2014 in Poetry
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They tell me to forgive
And to forget
They tell me
“Don’t let this get the best of you.”
“Don’t do something you’ll regret”

They tell me I’m strong
Then they tell me I’m weak
They tell me to shake the dust
And to turn the other cheek

They tell me to run
They tell me to stay
They tell me to wash my hands of all of this
They tell me it’ll all be okay

They tell me to pray
They tell me to count my blessings
“Stop stressing”
“Invest in something worth your time”

“Take your time”
They tell me to be patient
As if I have a choice
They tell me to speak my mind
As if I have a voice

As if I can decide
What’s wrong and what’s right
When there’s neither,
Only forward
Each small step in my stride

Yet, they still tell me that I’m right
And then they tell me that I’m wrong
And then they tell me that I’m right
where I belong

And that it all works out for the good
They tell me there’s a plan
They tell me to just keep my chin up
And that someday, somehow I’ll understand

But until then, they tell me to dream
But I can’t dream
Not when my eyes have been opened
No I cannot dream
Not when my eyes have been opened
So I cannot dream
Not when everything I’ve ever dreamed of
Was everything I lost

And I will never be
the same

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