I See Things Clearer Now
I’m sitting down,
my legs crossed on the grass.
to everything around me.
One eye is half open,
just to make sure
I don’t leave reality for good.
The other eye lets me drift away.
The noises dwell down
to almost silence.
The Earth moves from underneath me and I am swept away.
I feel the full power
of what I take for granted.
Above the clouds,
I look down below.
I see myself falling victim
to another wave of complications.
Up here in the sky,
gives me new perspective.
I shake off all the details
of another day.
I reach down
and pull myself out from the clouds,
It’s time to go home.
About the Poem
I have been through a phase of writing poems from different points of view. I remember going to a favourite place of mine to write. Not too far away from my house there is a lovely spot that overlooks a beautiful view. It’s always quiet and the poetry usually flows. I think this poem is open to interpretation. The feeling I get is that I’m looking down on myself, maybe not liking what I see. But I’m grateful for the opportunity to make amends.
About of I See Things Clearer Now
I’m a new dad living in Northamptonshire, UK with my partner and son. I work for an optical group for a living and I’m also a secretary for a charity that visits the housebound. I’ve been writing for around twenty years. I’ve always found that writing helps my mental health.
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