April 25 – National Poetry Month Challenge
Unhinging all the emotions
not giving in to the temptations
of selfish devotion
is a struggle,
and not necessarily one I desired or designed
but an important facet of life for which I strive.
Why is it even important at all
to enjoy the right
balance of mood and joy?
To look beyond the sorrow of the morn’
to an expectancy
surpassing all norms.
It is this expectancy
that pushes subliminally
against the mind and the heart
steers me in the direction
with which I’d rather part
while at the same time
encouraging me to a fresh start.
Get over yourself
get beyond your belief
get beyond your impending life’s dangers
and find sweet relief
in an expectancy that surpasses all norms
giving hope beyond its meaning,
lighting the way to a new dawn.