The blank screen stares at me, beckoning me to write.
I wonder if it has anything for me to hold onto,
I wonder if I can look at it
Without the temptation of a different kind of hunger.
How does my life become what I’d rather it be,
By urge of my will, without my feelings?
I wonder why life has to be painful all the time
With this deep feeling of emptiness and loneliness.
My life is a maze of contradictions.
An unwrapped gift missing the strings on which to pull.
A destined journey, already begun,
With a destination yet unknown.
This hunger, it holds me in its clutches.
Tells me to live my life in a different way,
Tells me I can be more than who I am today
Tells me I can do more.
I embrace it, pulling it deep inside.
I do not understand it, but it engulfs me.
I let it too,
Knowing I cannot go on without it.
This hunger pulls me in, telling me to give it my all.
And I follow,
Knowing it will lead me to the life I have always wanted.
A life I run away from, yet desire with depth in places unknown
This hunger pulls me in and I follow it.
Heart, body and soul,
Because without this hunger, Life is not worth living.
Life is barren of excitement, Life is lifeless.
I simply exist and not live.
As I go from day to day, empty,
With the deep yearning within me.
I give in to this hunger, I embrace my fears
I run no longer,
For in facing them I satisfy my deepest desires.
Knowing one day I’ll look back,
And realize life was worth living after all.
By Ifeanyi Omoike
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