“Set me free”

into my present
past memories
regretful actions
only I can remember

thoughts of oblivion
cloud my heavy head
the rain 
keeps pouring  
pouring pouring  down

the witch 
is drowning and can't escape
she promises
for change and grow
so many lives have passed

is forming pyramids
stalk unpaved streets
u turns  dead ends  barricades

where is
the god of happiness
for all the world
I'm trying, Lord I'm trying

going over 
the edge 
nothing to catch me
when I fall

a promise
is needed - even soft hopes
tell me
there's a heaven 
and no hell

loving kindness
meditations, mystic chants
say them
give me a break
forgive and let go

heal the scars
fix the broken pieces
press enter -- no return
this life is more than enough
set me free
Genie Nakano, August 30, 2020
Photo by Aline Nadai on Pexels.com

Published by genienakano

I love writing--It's my joy, my therapy--my confession. I'm a performer, dancer, yoga and meditation instructor, write a poetry column for Rafu Shimpo. Growth and love of life is a key to my happiness.

One thought on ““Set me free”

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: