Real

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It was easy once

When I was young

And didn’t know.

*

Words that were everything

And nothing

Tumbled from half-parted lips.

*

Misunderstanding

Deforested acres

For fragrant missives

Carried next to a heart

That fluttered deliciously

If erroneously.

*

Wanting to believe

I believed they believed themselves

And let myself be fooled.

Wanting to belong

I willingly became

A belonging.

*

It isn’t easy now.

The words won’t come

In face of the real

I am rendered dumb.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at scvincent.com and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email: findme@scvincent.com.
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20 Responses to Real

  1. Susan Scott says:

    I am rendered speechless … beautiful, thank you.

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  2. jenanita01 says:

    I can relate to this poem, big time!

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  3. stevetanham says:

    Reblogged this on stevetanham and commented:
    Poetry of great beauty from Sue

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  4. macjam47 says:

    Beautiful beyond words. I can relate.

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  5. We are all “rendered dumb” by what we came to know as real. Nice one, Sue. 💖

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  6. Eliza Waters says:

    Very Real, such is our experience.

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  7. Funny how our lives cycle around. I was one thing, then another, then yet another, and sudden, back again to where it began. But words have always been important. My medium. On paper, in the ether, in the air.

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  8. We were all young once, so I’m sure many of us can relate to this. Well done, Sue 🙂 —- Suzanne

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