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By Hieu T.
Posted on May 1, 2023
Cover Image Title: Flowing Woods
Cover Image By: Alice
Classification: Photography
Specifications: Resized from its original 2,000 x 1,500
Year: 2022

lost child


i beg of you


to wish


the tears


away



wash it down


well


in the river


that streams


in a silent


scream



strip the excess


away


toss it


onto


the floor

that once


crumbled


under the

weight


of the world’s


whims


and swim


come on



swim



swim



─in the name of pain

that will

eventually

wash

away,

if

you

let it


Descriptions:

It is okay to be sad. It is okay to cry. What’s not okay is to bottle it up. This piece was derived from my own personal experiences with internalized shame; I wrote it in a moment of vulnerability to encourage myself and all those on the brink of losing it to let it go. Get rid of your urge to cry by allowing it to exit your eyes, as putting the pain down will allow you to move forward steadily and live a more fulfilling life. Be sure to let it go and swim whenever you may need to.


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The Editor's Notes:

This writer uses visual and emotional appeals to catch the reader's eye. I find that this poem can relate to various situations in everyone's life in which we just need a good cry. This poem not only encourages a healthy approach to life's challenges, but also diminishes our urge to uphold a false happy image all the time. -- Writing Editor: Kimberly Nguyen


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