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  • Hieu T.

New Beginnings

By Hieu T.
Posted on June 1, 2023
Cover Image Title: Pieces of Wonderland
Cover Image by: Caroline Perez
Classification: Photography
Specifications: Digital, resized from 3,024 x 4,032
Year: 2022

for the first time

in a long time

i now find peace

within the lines

that once confined

my know-it-all pain

this peace came from

a new-found strength

heavy on the desire

of who-knows-what

all that i know

is that i am not a ghost

my presence laid bare

in the eyes of those

who care

it is true

it is real

who i am

right now

deserves to be


at the expense

of a back

that once

absorbed all else

around it


Every spring, there is light. I have written this poem to commemorate the beginning of spring and to recognize that with the rise of a new dawn. There is an innate desire within me to be the best version of myself that I can be. Let it be known that darkness can only survive in the absence of light, and once that lively light shines down upon you, you can always turn around to face it and bask in it.

[ * The End * ]

[Editor's Notes: Through an artistic and poetic voice, this author writes about self-improvement beautifully. This poem almost guides the reader through a storyline of finding peace, where it came from, and why the author deserves it. - Kimberly Nguyen]


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