MOTIONLESS

This poem was written in a creative freefall writing group. Freefall typically starts with an opening sentence that is followed by 10 minutes of writing without judgement or editing. This evening we had simply a starter word…. Motionless

Motionless, emotionless, without movement or feeling

Barely able to reach for a breath,

Fatigued, exhausted, unable to move

Paralyzed and thinking of death,

Weighted by regret

Torn by pain

Perception of ending,

Nothing but shame,

Pulled deep into sorrow and despair

Searching and seeking a way to repair

The mistakes

The missteps

The choices gone by

The chaos

The hopelessness

Then tears uncontrollably cried

Motionless, frightened, faith drained and hope lost

Looking for change at almost any cost;

Then there is a glimmer of movement,

A hand reaching to help

The only requirement is my own reaching out,

As my hand meets with a strong, loving embrace

The pull is forceful,

Taken from darkness to sun on my face,

The sun always shone although clouded and dim

All I needed was willingness to reach out then within.

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