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. Wow, you make that sound almost ‘easy’!

  2. kristianw84 says:

    Easier said than done, but necessary.

  3. Jim Borden says:

    nothing like a good exfoliation…

  4. petespringerauthor says:

    It is a constant push and pull of adding and subtracting what is positive and what is negative in our lives.

  5. I must purge as well. I would have done it much earlier if I had understood the urgency as conveyed by your compelling words.

  6. jonicaggiano says:

    We all need to cleanse our heart and souls indeed. What a gorgeous way to describe the purging of the ugly, cruel or simply hurtful acts that linger. Lovely piece Brad. ❤️🤗🦋

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