Wednesday, January 27, 2016

#PoetryPower: Last Laugh by @ChelseaDeVries

I wrote this poem last week about some oppression I was dealing with. Yet, I hope you can take this poem as inspiration for whenever life presses you up against a wall.

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless!
~Just Keep Swimming~

Last Laugh

I know a girl
who lives a jubilantly dismal life
inside her saggy
broken, taped on one side,
cardboard box

Her stuff is scattered
here and there
except the seeds of her memories

those are scattered
underneath the bridge 
she used to live under
that two coyotes
took over.

Who knew on the
 search to find
you'd find yourself
out in the cold

And the people 
you once loved
with all your heart 
would do absolutely
say anything
just to cut you down,
rip your dreams apart.

A knife wielded ; a failed attempt
to stand up 
your worth

but now the 
coyotes still get
the last laugh

The do nothings
always have so much to say
but the do somethings 
can do nothing but

prove them wrong.

~Chelsea DeVries~

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  1. Great poem, your Awesome Chelsea.

  2. This reminds me of some of the Psalms of David: "They return at evening, snarling like dogs, and prowl about the city." (Psalm 59: 6). Check out the whole Psalm :)

    1. Love that this reminded you of a Bible verse and I will check that Psalm out.


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