Forgotten like an Orchid
Unwatered in the darkness and left to wither
Loud voices to a whisper
A vision filled with hope left to float away in the river
Locked in the cell called your daydreams
Don’t just stand in wonder of what happened to your big dreams
Incredibly inspiring & insightful poetry reading by the talented and successful Jericho Brown
As much potential,
If not more,
Than some of the people through your doors,
I’ve been in this position before,
You call me back and I come in,
I can tell by the language of your body you wanna put me on,
I just killed that shit you’re thinking of bringing me on,
Awaiting another call as a day goes by,
But not certain in the slightest at all,
“At this time we’d like to extend an offer”
I know this isn’t over,
Rarely is it that easy,
Another day, another call,
Unfortunately I know the outcome of it all,
“Unfortunately, some things have been flagged,
you’re not a good fit”
Unfazed I knew it’d come to this,
They say leave your past behind you,
But sometimes steps towards the future open the door to who you used to be,
Even after becoming a different person entirely,
Welcome to part of the life made harder by choices of a younger me
Inhale the good & exhale the bad
Walk away from anything not giving you the energy you deserve.
Walk away from connections that drain you. Your energy is sacred and meant to be protected.
Leave in the shadows the empty hearts, minds, and conversations. You have too much depth in your soul to entertain shallow waters.
Leave in the shadows the people pleasers who never choose to acknowledge your worth.
Leave in the shadows connections that steal your peace of mind with their incessant worries or tailspin’s that are unimportant to your life’s purpose.
Walk away from it all and leave it in the shadows.