INTRO: This poem compares a cluttered room to a cluttered mind. When I wrote this poem, my life was messy, and my mind was filled with messy thoughts. It was time to get both areas of my life to regain my equilibrium. I had to sit down and think things through and make decisions as to what behaviour needed to stay, be fixed, or be thrown out. Then I needed to go about tidying and cleaning up my thoughts. Beverley Joy.
Slowly, I open the door and enter the room
The door slams shut behind me
With no glimpse of light, my vision is dim
The air I breathe is heavy with dust.
I tentatively feel my way into the room
I kick something and bruise my shin
I trip and fall to the hard wooden floor
My pride is bruised, I am confused and in pain
I struggle to my feet, I reach out
My fingertips search for something secure
I turn around in circles
Frustrated with this ‘waste of time’.
“So much stuff in one room?”
Every inch of space is filled with obstacles
Such a simple task seems out of my control
The darkness is seeping into my emotions.
At last, I touch a wall and feel my way along
I feel a curtain and tug it open.
In streams the light
Floating dust particles
Fill the room crowded with junk,
Outdated furniture and brick-a-brac.
Some broken and worthless
Some in need of T.L.C.
So much disorganised ‘stuff’ and clutter!
So, to my mind is cluttered with ‘stuff’
Thoughts and beliefs
Some of it junk
Some worth keeping
Some are in need of TLC.
If I clear my mind of junky thoughts
Renew past thoughts that are valuable
Replace the junk with new useful thoughts
And place them in an orderly fashion?
Then, I would rip down the curtain of ‘untruth’
And let in the light through the window of my mind
So, I could see things and people as they really are
No more tripping over junk and causing myself pain.
Once my mind was clean, organised, and neat
No more allergic dust to cause my mind to react
My mind shall be my valuable asset
Ever ready to be put to good use.
Beverley Joy © 2010 of Simply Story Poetry. All Rights Reserved.
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