Sometimes I Sit

Because I Overcame

Sometimes I sit
silently
watching
listening
to everything
and yet nothing

Sometimes I cry
alone
lost
abandoned
by some
but not all

Sometimes I dream
peacefully
happy
perfectly
so oblivious
yet also aware

Sometimes I walk
slowly
methodically
striding
with purpose
always in observance

Sometimes I run
away
toward
back
from fear
or towards joy

Sometimes I regret
mistakes
words
actions
never intended
yet somehow hurtful

Sometimes I pray
daily
quietly
longing
for peace
and everlasting light

Sometimes I watch
silently
observing
quiet
in shadow
yet full sight

Sometimes I listen
silently
patiently
absorbing
all words
not always hearing

Sometimes I overload
traumatized
fatigued
sorrowful
needing rest
and to replenish

Sometimes life hurts
heals
laughs
weeps
stops suddenly
and yet continues

Sometimes it is all too much
Sometimes it is never enough
Sometimes it is too hard
Sometimes it is a breeze
Sometimes I’m a caregiver
Sometimes I need tending

All this I contemplate
and more
it’s dizzying
overwhelming
so sometimes,
just sometimes, I sit.

© Leslie C Dobson

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Published by Leslie Dobson

Leslie has been writing since she was a young child, first with poetry and short stories and later with song lyrics, young adult stories and inspirational sayings. She is a multi-genre author and her blogs and books come when and where the Spirit leads.

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