Losing your mojo along with your mind 

Deprived of the freedom required to find 

The qualities found in that one of a kind 

Who sees you for just who you are 


Contacts forged during night disappear in the day

Awkward fumbles becoming a roll in the hay

Time won't stop it's yourself who is slipping away 

From showing who you really are 


Hidden talent you try hard to bury alive 

With the shit you sift through every day to survive 

Thinks he owns you so gives all around a high five 

Swearing they can all see who you are 


Once so deadly whenever you'd shoot from the hip 

Walking over the eggshells with buttoned down lip 

Order doctors to take your last dream off the drip

Just in case they find out who you are 


Something's changing there's steel in your icy cool stare

Broken promises made to yourself need repair 

You have so much to offer this world when you share 

And let us all see who you are 


  • Christina8

    This is powerful. So powerful. There are lines in this poem that just stopped me in my tracks. All I can say is thank you for sharing!

    • tepo

      Thanks Christina
      Can't share if you don't read
      Your kindness is much appreciated

    • dusk arising

      A stunning mystifying piece tepo.

      • tepo

        Thanks very much dusk

      • LAWLESS

        Excellently written with a lot of truth.

        • tepo

          Thank you Johnny
          Appreciate the read and comment

        • Fay Slimm

          The rare ones who see us for what we are can discern when we turn round and forgive ourselves before exposure............. hope this perception of your powerful lines is somewhere near their meaning dear friend. A compelling read to be sure.

          • tepo

            You are never far away
            When assessing my writes
            Ta fay

          • Goldfinch60

            Very strong write. Yes you must show who you are to our world so we are not deprived of your wonder.

            • tepo

              A gent as always
              Thanks Goldfinch

            • sylviasearcher

              I needed to read this today.

              Thank you

              Poetry gives the power of the secrets no one sees 💫

              • tepo

                Happy to meet your needs
                Thanks sylvia

                • sylviasearcher


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