Self-Awareness, My First Stab at Poetry

J Test (@testerjr) 7 years, 6 months ago

So i wrote a poem about my journey into self-awareness and mindfulness. I tried to make sure the rhymes weren’t forced. It should flow like a conversation that happens to rhyme.

Hope you enjoy,

Recently I lost a friend, and something powerful came over me.
I studied the nature of my mind, and discovered infinite possibility.
I learned to open up and broaden my perspective,
And as far as gaining knowledge, I became far more receptive.
I didn’t used to like reading, but now I’m learning by the hour.
See I knew ignorance was bliss but knowledge could give me power.
I used self-awareness to recover from depression.
Now that I know its value, it’s become somewhat of an obsession.
Meta-cognition, meditation, and mindfulness are the tools.
Gaining power over emotion allows me to live by my rules.
Many people think its weird, and that is fine by me.
But if they did their own research, its power they would see.
It doesn’t require any time and is completely free,
Simply understand and apply the basics, and mindful you will be.
My goal isn’t to preach or tell people how to live,
But when something is life-changing, insight is the least I can give.

February 17, 2015 at 2:32 pm
Lowry (114) (@lowryderkid) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Love it. The lines don’t feel forced at all. I am impressed

becca (0) (@bekaankora) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

I enjoyed this so much I made an account just to tell you that I enjoyed it. It gave me those good kind of goose bumps

Martijn Schirp (112,780)A (@martijn) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Thats amazing!

Galileo (0) (@galileo10) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

Nice! ⚡️

MonkeyZazu (1,865)M (@monkeyzazu) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

*snaps* – Good job :)

ogsdh (5) (@ogsdh) 7 years, 6 months ago ago

thank you for sharing, @testerjr. i did enjoy it. especially lines 2-4 and 8-10. looking back, i wish i would have spent more time writing down the journey from unconsciously internalizing the popular cultural frameworks to wherever the hell i am now. hope to be seeing more from you in the near future! enjoy the trip.

J Test (4) (@testerjr) 7 years, 4 months ago ago

Thanks for all the positive feedback.

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