Never Ends

I sometimes laugh
believing smoke and mirrors
hides unspoken signs of
my physical pains.

Maybe you will never see
the other side of me
The side I choose to
keep ‘neath that surface
of the smooth veneer
I share.

Some have seen
the other sides

Those sides I try to hide.

The sometimes sad
and melancholy parts
that remember Oh so well
why it was I gasped

then, had to tell myself

…Keep breathing.

The side that knows
deep within, that same
passion still boils
(rages at times)
through want and need.

A flowing stream
rampant, rapid

Thoughts running wild
rivers wind and bend

Spinning and spinning
the world goes on

life teaches
willing students

I saw a tiny teardrop
changing history
as I watched it fall
to leave a memory
before passing from here
in such a fleeting moment

into a time which

never ends.


© Daydreamertoo      *All rights reserved

*I believe we are all multi-faceted beings and intentional or not, we show different sides of ourselves to different people.  For example, we behave completely differently at home with our family than we do with co-workers and such. Always been a deep, deep thinker.:)
With regard to myself I like to think I am s transparent as I can be.
I’m a WYSIWYG (What you see is what you get)

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Author: Daydreamer

I live on a beautiful island in Atlantic Canada.

32 thoughts on “Never Ends”

  1. Indeed, we all have many sides or masks. I thought in similar fashion when reading the prompt and trying to respond to it: which of the images in the portrait should I talk about? Or is it they who decide who talks and tells? Thanks for sharing.

  2. I agree, we have many sides — even ones that surprise ourselves. Some are more transparent than others, but most fool themselves when they think they themselves are transparent.

  3. Lovely write. So true, we all have multiple facets and dimensions. Makes it hard to truly know ourselves. It is a life-long endeavor.

  4. This is such a powerful piece. We all choose which side of ourselves to show the world, until we can’t. I guess that’s what we would call a breakdown, isn’t it?

  5. i totally agree with you…we def. show different sides of us to different people, always depending on how safe we feel with them.. i like the different facetes you show us here

  6. I think we all hide the not so nice parts of ourselves. I loved the tiny teardrop changing history, leaving a memory…very nice. A very honest piece, that resonates. Keep breathing.. . loved this!

  7. “that remember Oh so well
    why it was I gasped

    then, had to tell myself

    …Keep breathing.”

    Wow, that is so good!

  8. Bren, though one does not show all sides to everyone, I do think it is important to have at least one other person with whom one can be free to show those parts that one usually tries to hide. Not always possible, but ideal…………………

  9. Beautiful work from a clearly multifaceted poet :). Thank you for sharing parts of yourself with our poetic community, you bring so much to the table.

  10. “life teaches
    willing students”

    and sometimes is hard, too painful, to be willing… very well said.

  11. You may only show a facet, but you leave tantalizing clues to your other worlds and other dimensions through the poem. In every tear drop is your DNA and by being here, by writing here, by breathing here, you change us all, the earth and all the stars for you are made of love and dreams!

  12. There are many sides to us and that make us an interesting subject – always showing a part, but still never completely whole ~ I like that passion and rage still boiling within ~

  13. It’s great that you acknowledge the multi-faceted nature of people. It’s also good that you try to be as honest as you can with people and yourself. I respect the honesty of this piece. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Many parts we are some we show and some we hide near and far. So true how we act around different people, although the at is always a loon.

  15. This is a really depthful piece, kiddo. It is so true, we show our cheerful Self, but it masks the pain we’ve lived through, the losses we’ve endured and, within, we are still those younger women who knew what it was to love. Sigh. Beautiful writing. It really resonates.

  16. Love it and I totally agree about us all being multi-faceted. Sometimes there are things that shine through and sometimes there are things we would choose to only reveal to some of hte world. I suppose a self-portrait can only ever illustrate a particular moment in time of an instant of a mood, rather than the whole self.

    Now, you’ve definitely made me think! 🙂

  17. smiles…nice…i love that history teardrop at the end and what you see in it…i think too those parts we try to hide will be made known even with our best intentions, if they truly are a part of us…

  18. outstanding piece. The two sides/multi-faceted statement I firmly believe in. It can be difficult to separate or conceal a part, and really resonated with this. Love the notion of watching history through a tear drop….amazing stanza within this piece. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Reminded me of the Johari window. This is often presented as a square but a better way is of four decreasing overlapping circles so the first is the biggest.

      Open area – what you know about yourself and others also know
      Blind area – what you don’t know about yourself but others do know
      Hidden area – what you know about yourself but others don’t know
      Unknown area – what neither you nor others know about you.

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