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Rest Stop

Gel has been trying to write poems since she read Slammed by Colleen Hoover in 2013.

Resting is also being productive

Resting is also being productive

Rest Stop

Lately it's just

Been a bit heavy

There're people I can't meet

And thoughts that made me weary

I keep moving

But see no progress

I keep on giving

To the point of being reckless

So I stop moving

And tried to stop caring

Found myself hurting

With no one's eye batting

Am I a fool

For giving so much of myself

To people who saw me as a tool

And left me on the shelf

Not even as a display

Like some trophy with glory

I was just put out of their way

Until they needed me

I was a fool

For believing

That I am a tool

For giving without receiving

I thought I know self-love

That I'm full enough to give out

But it's time to remove my glove

And reveal all my doubts

No one else has to care

I can carry it alone

I just need a little air

To bear with the unknown

I'll rest until I can manage

To once again carry

This baggage

That's been a bit heavy

© 2021 Genne Arcangel


Genne Arcangel (author) from Philippines on September 18, 2021:

Thank you for the appreciation. Be well and safe, Misbah

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on September 18, 2021:

A very well written and well expressed poem, Genne. Thank you for sharing.


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