If you could purchase

a weight for

my heart

it would


the world

for heavier

than lead

and any ore

it remains

broken in

places too

deep for




to retain



we will

die thirsting

as the

mirage of

longing shows

its humor

over horizon


29 thoughts on “Mirage

  1. My friend. I wish this were so. I have found in my own limited personal experience that it is less so for myself but that said, many people seem to be able to move on with relative ease and it is definitely preferable to extended periods of pain that seem not to ebate. I often wonder why some seem less able to move on from pain than others, does it mean they are weaker? that they feel more? that they love more?

  2. Thank you so much! I totally agree w/u people are always being told ‘just move on’ and that disturbs me because it discounts the commitment they make, and the emotions involved, as if the only badge of honor is to care less. I would say our world needs to care more. Thank you so much for your lovely words they are so appreciated!

  3. Agree. It’s not Monopoly we cannot just skip the steps, they must be taken. What stuns me these days is how many people because they are all medicated, feel so little, they literally DO move on without the grief, snapping back into place in a way that seems very unnatural. No wonder fewer and fewer benefit from psychotherapy if they are not truly present in their own lives.

  4. Thank you so much. You know I have often commented that you write so much and are prolific and have quality to that quantity a trait many writers sorely admire. Well I want you to know whilst I cannot always read each and every post of yours, when I do I feel the same way about what you write, not only are your bilingual poems quite incredible an achievement but you have the kind of mind that we need in this world because too many people believe ‘thinking’ is a crime – you only don’t fit in because you DO think. It is a harder road to be sure, but don’t you see your value? This is why there are so many things wrong in the world because people do not care! You do. And whilst it is painful to care, you actually MAKE A DIFFERENCE you are one of the few left who can SEE the truth!

  5. I wrote a post about this today, #1339. Perhaps we should instead honor the void and the pain and the suffering and the trials and so on that come into our lives. Where else would come the richness of your gift of words. Yes it’s a heavy price to pay, but there are those who live numb lives never finding their “song” as it were! I’d rather feel it all than nothing at all. Those of us who are very sensitive may experience more hurt than others, but oh man when joy comes it’s is unbelievably amazing! Candice, you words stir emotions in people, give them hope that they are not alone in their brokenness, and probably make life bearable for some. So NEVER EVER underestimate the gift and power that gurgles up from the “void.” You have earned your “voice” and it is meant to be heard. Love and hugs, N πŸ™‚ ❀

  6. I saw it and maybe it too influenced this post. I think you are right, we need to honor the pain rather than pretend it doesn’t happen that doesn’t work so good and if it does, it does at the expense of something else so I totally agree. Thank you so much for your lovely words my friend you have encouraged me when I have needed it so much and you are so caring in that way, I am so very appreciative because you know how easily I fall.

  7. And it was and is my pleasure to encourage you my friend! And I will always try to lift you up when you fall. For we rise ourselves when lifting others! Love and hugs, N 😘😘😘

  8. They feel more. They usually don’t want to but there’s nothing they can do about it. No, not speaking on behalf of a friend, but for me πŸ˜‰

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