Rocky Lagou

Free Me From Me

You are my Earth.

My caregiver.

The endlessness of your endless

Nurture is beyond comprehension.

 

I can’t trust myself,

I’m just a small star among the many here.

Yet with you present,

All things are conquerable.

 

You’re the push against the gravitational pull

Which attempts to squeeze me down into

Nothingness, constantly.

You’re the reminder that I need to live.

 

An orbiting body which doesn’t

Allow me to do the things

I would’ve done,

If weren’t for you.

 

I can’t trust myself near knives.

I can’t trust myself alone.

I’m a never-ending near-death

Experience.

 

You’re the Earth

And I don’t hesitate

To want and want

And WANT.

 

It’s in our nature,

We’re wanting creatures.

But since you’re the Earth you’re

The owner of every feature.

 

Every aspect and every facet of me

And of all of those around you.

People bow down at the sight of you.

A euphony of “you, you, you.”

 

But then again,

Aren’t you causing me disaster?

Why can’t you just allow me to

See the unseen?

 

Free me from me.

I’m a disastrous being,

And I need recognition

And I need a meaning.

 

I need and I want

Everything.

Allow me to see all these things

And be everything.

 

You are my Earth

And the stars are always looking down to your splendor.

You are my defender.

My neighboring celestial beings have often noticed my despair.

 

They tell me I should be

Prepared

For all elements that are in my opposition.

That a wreck like me can’t be in my position.

 

They don’t lie,

And I don’t ignore them.

I need to have assurance of who I am,

And my worth.

 

I need to make it work,

I need to be able to push past my disrepair

And go headstrong into the dirt

As a seed with the power to overbear.

 

As a plant with the will

To have a flair.

To allow You to glare

Onto my lush and living leaves.

 

I need you to set me free

By enlightening the fact

That I just need me to be me to be free.

You are not greedy, nor do you claim to be interdependent.

 

You are the Earth,

And though you provide,

You are a Bird,

In which you give the hatchlings some time, until…


We need to take our own step into the world.

Until we are firm enough in our value

That we may be able to spread our wings over the whole universe

And allow for everyone to see.

 

To remind us that we don’t need everything to be

Everything.

To grant us the unwavering determination that we are

Capable of doing anything if only we put our minds to it.

 

That though we may just be one star among the cosmos,

We have the ability to become a formidable songbird

With wings spread over the entire world.

Singing out our song into the ears of the entire world.

 

Allowing our voices to be heard.

Allowing our feathers to surge

Past the past and over gaping eyes.

Only steadfast to the future where we will rise.

 

“Just one thing,” says the Earth

Before we head leaping from our perch.

“Remember that You are a star,

Don’t forget where You come from.

 

Keep Your eyes fixed onward,

Never back or unsure.

 

And don’t forget that though You don’t have everything,

You have the power to be everything.”

  • Author: Rocky Lagou (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 7th, 2022 11:33
  • Comment from author about the poem: I just wrote this poem today and I actually surprised myself. It started off as something simple and became this intricate body of work. The "Earth" in this poem can be interpreted as different entities. It can refer to a parent, a lover, or even the Earth itself. It's supposed to represent the major influence in a person's life that affects their development forever. I hope you enjoy this just as much as I did. πŸ’«πŸ’–πŸŒŒ
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Comments9

  • Buzz Bray

    "You have the power to be everything." Rocky, this is amazing! Great read. Very moving philosophical statemen.

    • Rocky Lagou

      Thank you so much! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. I wrote it with a lot of intent and I'm so glad you were able to feel the weight of the poem. I appreciate your comment πŸ’–πŸ‘

    • Paul Bell

      All great poems start off simple, and then take off. I suppose our little planet is amazing. It's like someone done the complex stuff and left us to enjoy it.

      • Rocky Lagou

        haha! Yes. Thanks so much for the response. Also, it's so true. It's always the "simple things" that take off. I'm glad you liked the poem. Can't wait to hear more from you! πŸ‘πŸ’–

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        Great poem ! I especially like when you mention the birds and the stars .. an engaging and interesting read .. very nicely expressed πŸ™‚

        • Rocky Lagou

          Thank you so much for the reply! I'm pleased that you enjoyed it! Birds are definitely a symbol of freedom and possibilities, so I felt the drive to incorporate it into this piece. Thanks once again! πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸ•Š

          • Rocky Lagou

            Thank you so much for the reply! I'm pleased that you enjoyed it! Birds are definitely a symbol of freedom and possibilities, so I felt the drive to incorporate it into this piece. Thanks once again! πŸ’–πŸ’«πŸ•Š

          • Rozina

            Enjoyed your poem. Great lines.

            • Rocky Lagou

              Thanks for the comment. I'm happy that I was able to make your day just a little better! πŸ’–πŸ‘

            • Travis Kasparov

              β€œPast the past and over gaping eyes.

              Only steadfast to the future where we will rise.” This ! You have written good metaphors.

              • Rocky Lagou

                Thank you so much! I'm glad you were able to capture the double meanings of that line. I love to write poetry where the reader has to dig deeper to uncover little aspects of the poem that wouldn't be so easy to discover the first time around. Thanks again! πŸ™ŒπŸ’–πŸŒŸ

              • Rainbow

                Beautiful poem

                • Rocky Lagou

                  Thank you so much for the heartwarming response! πŸ‘πŸ’–

                • _m_ostwanted

                  I love this ❀️

                  • Rocky Lagou

                    I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem! Thanks! πŸ’–πŸ‘

                  • sorenbarrett

                    A wonderful self prayer full of positive affirmations. Uplifting

                    • Rocky Lagou

                      Much obliged! It is very true, this poem works like a mantra for optimism and I'm glad to see you captured the message of the verse. I appreciate your input! 😊❀

                    • AngelicBaybee

                      What an amazing poem! I love it, it always amazes me the things that come out of the mind. ❀

                      • Rocky Lagou

                        Hey! Thank you so very much! I really appreciate you taking the time to read this fond poem of mine. Very true, the creativity that our minds can produce is amazing. I hope you left feeling uplifted. Have a great day! πŸ’–



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