A Moment of Self Reflection
Updated: Sep 12, 2022
Sometimes, these mountains inspire a moment of coming to terms with oneself. Recently, I took a moment to reflect and pen my feelings down in the form of a poem. Enjoy, y'all.
I was blinded by faux greatness,
by God's own lips I had been kissed.
But I was wrong, of foolish mind -
nothing but a narcissist.
My mouth, it bled with horrid lies.
I became the thing that I despise
and suffocated the inner good
until I could not hear her cries.
Egotistical, selfish, crass,
a manipulative, doe-eyed mask.
Disdainful creature, how I loathe you
and the dark in which you bask.
Bright inferno, fiery gate,
called with silken song and bait,
coaxing evil from my soul
and charred my heart with blackened hate.
I was blinded in my youth -
fought for ego, nail and tooth.
But now I realize that I'm small
and ready, so ready, to find the truth.
- Anna Chastain (The Wandering Appalachian)
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