no words, and yet here we are.


breathing is heavy
push them away

give me some peace
or is that far too much to ask?
sanity is on lease
and mind is put to task

i need a ray
of sunshine
maybe, this is a levy
for too much


The rhyme scheme of this poem is A, A, B, C, D, E, D, E, C, F, B, G, H, H.

From ‘Turtles all the way down’, by John Green

24 thoughts on “no words, and yet here we are.

  1. Beautiful post! 👍
    I really liked the last line that- ‘Life rhymes, but not in the way you expect.’ Truly, life is a wilderness of twists and turns where faith and courage together are the only compass. To ‘accept’ and ‘expect’ the unexpected happiness is its true mantra.
    Loved the post! Keep writing😊…

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    1. Thank you so much! Yeah, that line is so deep. It hit me so hard when I was reading the book, because the ‘protagonist’ Aza also has anxiety, and it’s difficult for her to see the positives sometimes.
      There’s another quote that I’d like to share: ‘Expectations are like rocks in the road, they just trip you up.’ (from Palace of Illusions, by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni) I feel like this is relevant, because when you start to expect happiness and you don’t get it, it feels extra depressing. It’s easier to just let go and let miracles happen! (by Kathy Cordova)

      P.S. I seem to be quoting a lot of books here. Sorry, I’m just extremely excited for my trip after this school year to meet an author, and I’ve been researching a bunch of the Booker prize shortlisted books, coz they sound so intriguing. I absolutely love reading, always have and always will 🙂

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      1. Yeah, precisely stated! Expectations feed frustration several times….
        The skyrocketing expectations which one tends to keep are actually analogous to fine pottery… the harder one holds them, the more likely they are to crack! Miracles are a ray of HOPE in the sky of darkness which not only gives one unexpected happiness but also a new faith in life i.e. Hold On, Pain Ends! (H.O.P.E.)
        Whoa! Glad to know that you like the Booker Prize shortlisted books…. Great choice!
        Keep reading 😊 and sharing those beautiful, deep quotes…. They’re really pertinent…

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      2. I too have read the Palace Of Illusions! I love John Green, and have just finished reading Will Grayson, Will Grayson. I’ll surely check out Turtles All The Way Down. Even I have anxiety, and mild depression too.

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  2. Oh my gosh, I feel the emotions in this one so much. So heartbreakingly beautiful. My favorite part: “breathing is heavy
    push them away”

    Dang, this is so good. I hope you’re okay. 🖤

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  3. Good day.

    Very nice poem, thank you

    We’re all falling
    even if
    the next steps

    in the day
    laborious and difficult

    I carry the worries
    the load with me

    I want others with it
    do not burden
    the peace
    in me
    I do not know him

    the thinking
    reason alone
    does not help me

    my little consciousness
    has the task every day
    my confusion
    in my mind
    something every day
    To bring order into it

    Best regards
    Hans Gamma

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