Scream to be Heard

Have you ever just wanted

To scream out loud?

To shake your fist

Shove your way through the crowd?

 

Have you ever wanted

To be all alone?

Not completely surrounded

Packed up all at home?

 

Have you ever wanted

Time just to yourself?

Without having someone ask

For that thing next to you, on the shelf.

 

But then how would you know

What to do with yourself

If all of your time

Was spent solely on yourself

 

How would you know

Just how much they love you

If they didn’t immediately come

In and squeeze you to goo

 

When you find the need to shout

It usually means you want to be heard

No shoved quickly aside

Ignored  as just another in the herd.

 

Sometimes we need to be alone

That is true of all

But just as known

Is that we want others to catch us when we fall


I have recently (if you haven’t noticed) started looking back through some of the older Dungeon Prompts. I enjoy going back and writing them over again as well as re-reading some that I or others have written in the past. Sometimes it’s what you need to help yourself feel a little better (like this helped me when I was feeling just a little bit frustrated, okay, a lot). Sometimes they just make you laugh, because you needed something a little silly instead (though this one wasn’t silly…)

The point is, the Dungeon Prompts, for all that I thought at the time, aren’t one-time things. They are the kind of thing that you can go back and re-visit, just like friend, because that’s what they are. They’re to help us ‘dig deep into our souls’ and really, we want to be friends with ourselves, because when we’re not that’s just not a good place to be.

But sometimes it’s a place that we need to be in order to work things out. Sometimes you won’t like yourself and that was what you needed to realize that there were things you needed to work out. It doesn’t mean that you won’t ever like yourself again, because you will. If you want it enough, you will work through what’s caught you in the mud pit and you’ll get out again.

Doesn’t mean it won’t be hard work, because life is hard work no matter who you are or where you are. It’s just different for each person.

That doesn’t mean that it has to be a continuous thing to work through. There will be times and places and people that will give you a moment to collect yourself, to rest, before you have to get up and start going again.

This poem and little rant were brought to you by the Dungeon Prompt: Seeking Refuge.

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About martha0stout

I like to read and write and hang out with my family and friends. I currently live on a farm and all that such a living entails.
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3 Responses to Scream to be Heard

  1. Pingback: Dungeon Prompts: Seeking Refuge | The Seeker's Dungeon

  2. We all go through these times. I’m in my own introspective period. Not the same, but keeps me occupied when I’d rather be sleeping. I hope you feel better, though glad you can use the opportunity for self discovery. Thanks for sharing,

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