94

Careful perseverance
in pursuit of more
and more.

I once was comfortable
in the everyday monotony of
succeeding
but lately there’s a flame in me
to burn brighter than I’m used to
to fall asleep because of exhaustion
not inertia

These dreams of becoming
all I can be
sometimes keep me up at night.

15 thoughts on “94

  1. A beautiful poem Elle. If you continue what you’re doing you’ll become a famous author with a wonderful repertoire to help you fall asleep every night. I love the flow and the honesty of the poem. Stan

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  2. Hi Elle, I appreciated reading your poem. I wonder if this poem is about opportunities that you had to give up for your pursuit of success. I believe that whatever the field you are in, it would require you a significant amount of time repeating the same thing over and over again until you achieve your goal. Perhaps in this repetition, you are faced with a desire to do something that feels more human. This was my interpretation, please feel free to share your thoughts. Thanks -Ralph

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    1. You’re absolutely right Ralph! It takes time to become a master in something, and better yet, you don’t have to be a master in something to have reason to just…do it! Thank you for commenting 🙂

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  3. Wow, I can’t believe this. Thank you for writing this, wow. This is literally the life that i am currently living. “to fall asleep because of exhaustion not inertia” this quote describes me perfectly. Thank you for sharing this!

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