Updates

Hello blog family! Normally I would be posting another poem right about now but I decided to do more of a blog-style post today to share some updates.

I have had some great feedback from some of you guys, and I would appreciate tons more as I continue to grow this site. Please continue to like, comment, and share the site with others! Some updates: there is now a “Contact Me” page where you can use the provided form or email me at realunfilteredblog@gmail.com. These are both ways for us to communicate with each other and for you guys to give feedback if commenting directly on the post isn’t your style!

Secondly, I have been toying with the idea of having other writers featured on the blog. If this is something that you are interested in, please let me know and we can work out the details! Additionally, if you are into photography or graphic design and would like your work featured alongside a poem, please let me know! I would love to collaborate with other creatives and grow together!

If you guys were looking forward to today’s poem, here is a little haiku to keep you going until the next post 🙂

Waves

Calm yet powerful

Dragging you under swiftly

Claiming your last breath

Decisions

“Do the right thing” 

Sounds simple enough. 

At such a young age,

We are taught that right and wrong 

Are as clear as black and white. 

But we got older, 

Experienced things, 

Heard things, 

Read things, 

And the line doesn’t always seem so clear anymore.  

A murky, gray area sprouted 

Between those once pristine black and white spaces.

So what now? 

How do we know what to do, 

When right and wrong are so muddled together

That we can’t even see the difference? 

Creature

My depression is a creature of opportunity 

Stalking my every move 

Intercepting my every thought 

Waiting for a moment of weakness 

A moment of isolation

To slither back into my psyche. 

Sapping up all of my creativity, 

My motivation

My joy

Slowly draining the life out of me 

Until I am left as a shell of the human I once was. 

The creature then slithers back out 

Leaving me empty and alone

Waiting for its window of opportunity again.

Anxiety

Inhale. 

The emotions 

Come crashing over like waves 

The doubts 

The lack of control 

The insecurities  

Making me slowly lose my breath

The air leaves my lungs

Exhale

I pull myself back together 

Slowly, purposefully

Counting to 10 

Relaxing my racing mind

Collecting my pieces 

Putting them back together

Before doing it all again 

Inhale

Reflections

Reflections 

I see someone who has walked through fire, 

On glass, 

Through the storm

Who came out stronger 

Braver 

Tougher 

Who didn’t let the world take her caring nature 

Her love 

Her emotions. 


Reflections 

Do you see what I see

When you look at me? 

Those laser pointer eyes 

Dissecting my every move

Every breath 

Every word 

Every fiber of my being slowly ripped apart

Starting with my character.


Do you see what I see when you look at me?

Freeing

I thought I would miss her,

After she walked away

Saying those words 

That cut so deep

Like a knife 

Against my beautiful caramel skin.

What I didn’t anticipate

Was the feeling of freeness

Of individuality 

Of air in my lungs.

Her being gone was supposed to hurt 

But instead 

It gave me so much joy 

That I am embraced the smile lines

That have sprouted like a seed 

When you finally give it what it needs.

Intentions

My intention for this blog is to be a form of open communication and self-expression. Writing has truly always been a creative outlet for me during the worst of times, and it is time that I finally lived up to my thoughts and started this blog.

So hello new faces. I like to write poetry. The topics range from love to lessons, and happiness to pain. My time on this earth has been filled with many lessons that I would love to share with eager readers. The title of this blog is “real unfiltered” because there is not going to be a topic that is out of the bounds of my comfort. So please, if you want to read something in particular, comment on the post and I will do my best to accommodate!

I will keep this short and sweet in anticipation of my next, real post, which will be coming shortly. Thank you guys for your support 🙂