I must purge

Throw off the negative

In a shuffling of the mind

Exhaling the unwanted

The unneeded

The misled


Exhausting the world

And its darkish stains

Sullied upon the good

Pushing out the ugly

The uncaring

The bled


Cast off the shadows

Black corners deep

The scent of decay

Parsed from the soul

The unholy

The bred


I must scrape

Old layers to the new

Free what lingers

The rot of old thoughts

The ancient

The dead


14 Responses to “Renew”
  1. I must say this all of your poems, including this, has always showcased powerful message, the idea to renew one’s mind, soul and idea of self. But what blows my mind is the format, the way words are arranged, that’s the thing I always take away from your work. 🙂🙏

  2. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Great poem with a great message and something that we all must do continually. We are in a constant state of growth and development and we must not allow ourselves to become stagnant. Lovely work my friend. All the best,

  3. I hope you’ve been doing well Brad! =)
    I feel like I really needed to read a poem with a message about renewing my thoughts and efforts and who better it be from than you. You’ve catured the dynamic nature of life and its importance so wonderfully. Lovely and yet again an incredibly powerful piece.
    Much love,

  4. ladysighs says:

    We know what we must do. It is the doing that is difficult. 😦

  5. Jim Borden says:

    sometimes it would be nice to get a fresh clean start…

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