That’s just it, isn’t it. Today’s prompt is struggle. And, after all, who among us want’s to struggle?
Struggles can be good if the outcome is learning or an increase in welfare.
Struggles are not comfortable. They take us away from our comfort zone. To struggle is to be in the midst of conflict: internal or external.
I promised a poem since it has been a while since I wrote one. So, here goes.
Who wants a struggle?
Who wants to make forceful efforts to be free?
Does the end justify the means?
Does wriggling and writhing within
the confines of a wall
so tightly constricting movement
help us break free?
Once free, what then?
Do we break free and walk on
saying, thank you I have done my job
I am free to be
But will you keep your foot down
restricting the next guy
struggling, wriggling, writhing
Is my battle the only one to be won?
Where is the circle of life
that feeds the soul of living?
Who frees the spirit
confined by years of thought
manufactured to create boundaries
where one can soar above it all
and gain the widest perspective
What struggle is it
when people are killed
in senseless actions
ignited in flames of emotion
so hardly understood
what about that struggle?
The struggle of souls yearning
to be free, to play, to love
It touches me
tears the passion
breaks the love
wondering why we can’t be
free from ugly hate
the struggle is so often unseen
walls that prevent
some from seeing the truth
beyond the wall.
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