Strings

(A poem. Written in 2016, later tweaked and edited.)

♦♦♦

There’s something changed in me

Something released down deep

Cause it all used to be

A crazy, hopeless heap.

And then in some amazing way

All the strings were straightened out.

It all fell into order

And peace emerged from doubt.

Where once there were

Just twists and turns

And it was all explosion

I now can breath again.

Strings are what is holding everything together in my heart,

Each person and each thing I love hold one end, and I hold the start,

But sometimes all the strings get tangled up I don’t know what to do.

I can’t straighten it out without letting go of one or two.

♦♦♦

Sometimes it’s like

A string gets pulled real tight

It hurts…it stings…

But I hold on with all my might.

Yet soon I realize

That even though I’ve tried

It wants to detach itself

And I’m on the losing side

And sometimes if its roots go deep

It’s hard to let it out.

Maybe it even leaves a scar

That will never fully heal

Strings are supposed to bind

But often I find

That instead of holding up

They break things up

And painfully uproot

Just when everything gets dark

♦♦♦

But what is really amazing is

That once a string pulls out

A dozen more fall into place

And everything feels lined up

Yes everything feels lined up

And everybody knows

It takes the storm

Before the flower grows

Before the river flows

Before the rainbows.

Strings are what is holding everything together in my heart,

Each person and each thing I love hold one end, and I hold the start,

But sometime all the strings get tangled up I don’t know what to do.

I can’t straighten it out without letting go of one or two.

One day I’d like to

Pick you up

Pick you up again

But til that can happen

I’d rather have

Control of where the strings are goin’

♦♦♦

~LDC

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9 thoughts on “Strings

      1. Okay that’s really impressive. Now there is a band (you’ve probably heard of em)Twenty One Pilots. They have clean music with a lot of rapping in it. I love to rap and I’ve written a couple raps. Twenty one pilots has a very poetic way of rapping that just sticks with you. This was kinda one of those things. It stuck with me. So congratulations on making one of the best poems I’ve ever read 😁

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      2. Wow thank you!!!! I’m really glad you like it. That was like the nicest compliment I’ve ever gotten on my poetry 😆 Thanks it meant a lot ☺

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  1. You’re welcome 😁 I’ve been thinking about some new rap ideas but I want to approach it at a different angle. I’ve been trying to find more poetic ways of thinking about verses but it’s hard to piece them together. You did a great job at piecing this together

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    1. Thanks 😃
      Actually my best poems come at the most random moments, with this one I wasn’t even really thinking. I edited it a little bit (like I said) but it’s not like I had a style in mind or anything, it just kinda…came to me I guess 😊

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