(Based on May poetry prompts by Instagram user youhavegroundedme!)
One (You Won):
Never let yourself go alone into
the darkest depths of your crevices;
you are never alone, no matter how much
the shadows cloud your vision;
for shadows are from other people
surrounding you and grounding you
within the paths you pave your journey through.
Two (For You):
You do not have to smile until
your cheeks burn with your inner hurt, for
the casual cruelty of curtness can be
the worst knife in your back. Do not lack
connection with your inner emotions –
they will keep you in motion.
Three (Keep This In Mind For Me):
You are the sun of everyone’s lives,
the apple of all eyes; do not burn your fire
out and reduce yourself to a cinder, a dying
ember, for you are the flames of passion
yourself. The world will burn for you;
you will not burn for the world.
Four (Tips? More!):
Let the world know you truly – it is better
to have no boundaries than to have
your experiences filtered for
comfortable consumption. Instead, shatter
assumptions with your gumption and grit.
Five (To Be Alive):
Golden rules on golden thrones
do not conduct pyrite-plated promises.
Keep what is good for you;
then yourself you will know true.