A V O I D A N T (poem)

The eccentric loner hones in on the creative gifts they were born with,

Despite being torn from past disappointments,

Though it may be hard to cope, scoping on the possibility of hope,

Social anxiety comes knocking on our door,

Me against the world,

Overthinking paranoia,

Unseen toxic ammonia,

Clouding our perception of reality,

As we observe from a distance,

We often feel like a hindrance to our own progress,

We were treated like burdens, so we grow yearning for the love that we been burning, turning over a new page, engulfing it in flames,

Because we’re afraid to face another day of humiliation,

Even though we’re no longer fazed when people decide to betray us, doing a 180,

Layered betrayal is symmetrical, cementing the trail of failures until we learn to discern,

Between the genuine and the counterfeit, so we can win and not forfeit.

Our hearts are large ready to accept open arms, but instead we bear arms because we bared to witness pain we had to dislodge the bullets we caught,

Immense defense strategies only work on enemies,

But recognize who’s in your royal team otherwise you’ll hurt those worthy to be in your circle.

Published by Yasira Akamai

Writer. Poet. Artist. Lyricist. Born in December 16, 1995. I'm Mexican-American of Native American and Spanish descent. Southwestern US born -> Grew up in the Chicagoland area including Northwest Indiana (mostly East Chicago) -> moved to a warmer place. I've been writing since like around the late 2000s. Depression and anxiety was swallowing me and I had difficulty trusting others, so I decided to confide in writing. It started off as Spanish songwriting, then it evolved into English poetry, prose, and short stories the more I improved my English grammar and vocabulary. I once had to take ESL classes, until it was determined that I didn't need to anymore around middle school. I became so dedicated to writing that I just did it everyday, and it served as my daily therapy as I was battling with negative thoughts. It put my mind in a state of meditation where it opened me up to many ideas and inspiration that I lived to create. I began to notice that I could write and speak things into existence with my words and actions. I had to find myself, and search for the power of the mind. Blog posts written by the author (Yasira Akamai) are intellectual property that belongs to the original author.  ©2021 Yasira Akamai, Power_of_the_Mind_Blog

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