Poetry 101 rehab: Hiatus


Take a break


Step away.

Your lifestyle has made you fraught.

I watch as you struggle

There’s so much to do

So many places to go

People to meet and greet.

You can only stretch yourself

In so many ways.

It is time to cease arguing.

Do you know why?

Can it be the sound of your own voice?

Is that what you want to hear?

When the rest of us

Crave silence.

This hiatus is a time to

Reinvigorate, rejuvenate, recycle

Yourself and us.

Give yourself time to reflect

What are you on about?

Where do you want to go?

Who do you want to be?

Do you want me along side you?

My hand extends to you.

I wait patiently.

Written for: http://andytownend.com/2015/07/06/poetry-101-rehab-hiatus/

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6 Responses to Poetry 101 rehab: Hiatus

  1. andy townend says:

    a great contribution to #poetry101rehab and some challenging questions!

  2. A great take on hiatus it can be a positive thing x

  3. DELL CLOVER says:

    Well, I had a forced couple days off–not restful, since I was cleaning house like a madwoman; and will have to take the same “hiatus” in mid August. Why IS it so hard to just take a real break and relax, when we need to? The world will not stop spinning if this poet “goes away” for however long–I tell myself; but I miss everyone, even while I’m busy….

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