Shield Me

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Too much noise

Activity all around

People walking back and forth

Kids yelling and crying

Bombarded by stimuli

I feel it all falling in on me

I have to escape

I can’t focus

It is getting so hard to breathe

And my heart is beating overtime

Please show me the way out

Wrap me in the protection

I can only find in your arms

Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – focus

Forward and Back

Two steps forward

Three steps back

It happens all the time

But keep trying

Stay positive

And one day

It will be three steps forward

And two steps back

As long as you’re positive

You can move forward

And make progress

In this game called life


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – progress

Foggy Days

Sometimes it is hard to be present
Alive and focused on the here and now
The fog drifts though my head
and life takes on a haze
I read something three times
Before I finally understand
I struggle for the right words
To say what I really mean
I often just stay silent
Because the fog is bad at the time
Don’t take it as a shunning
It’s a problem with my mind
All I can do is take a deep breath
And gently try again


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – present