The Mountain

Richard L — Lansdale, Pennsylvania, Onset: July 2016 (70)

To my PRP friends having a bad time right now.


 The Mountain
If the mountain seems too big today
then climb a hill instead
if the morning brings you sadness

it’s ok to stay in bed

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If the day ahead weighs heavy
and your plans feel like a curse
there’s no shame in rearranging

don’t make yourself feel worse

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If a shower stings like needles

and a bath feels like you’ll drown
if you haven’t washed your hair for days

don’t throw away your crown

❖❖❖

A day is not a lifetime
a rest is not defeat
don’t think of it as failure

just a quiet, kind retreat

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It’s ok to take a moment
from an anxious, fractured mind
the world will not stop turning

while you get realigned

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The mountain will still be there
when you want to try again
you can climb it in your own time

just love yourself til then.

 © Laura Ding-Edwards, 2019