real life

it takes a toll on you

to wake up

and make breakfast

carry on like nothing

has changed you.

you’re supposed to be the same

person you were yesterday.

but so much can change in a day

and altar your world

into a new dimension.

the one you never imagined

you would be on.

real life can be an illusion

and a denial up until

it weaves its way into

your world and captures

you in its net. you’re caught

now. you can’t shake your legs

or arms. you’re stuck

to swim on earth

or drown in hell. or both.

poets think they know

everything with all the

chips on their shoulders

wearing them down. they

know absolutely nothing.

they live in dreams. real

life is just another

way of killing you slowly

without knives.


  1. Al saher · April 19, 2017

    It’s really beautiful 💖
    Simple and sound way to tell the truth 💖💖

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Al saher · April 19, 2017

    Reblogged this on Expresso Feeliwrity and commented:
    When simplicity speaks the truth 💖
    My friend has written this wonderful poem. Please read it and adore the poet’s efforts 😊💖


  3. TheFeatheredSleep · April 19, 2017

    This is all kinds of brilliant girl

    Liked by 1 person

  4. vishalbheeroo · April 19, 2017

    You’ve given a beautiful expression on the vagary of real life. Btw, started reading the book and loving it. So, bear with me the time I finish and put the review.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Chrissy · April 20, 2017

      Yay! Thank you Vishal, for your perspective and wonderful words. So excited you started reading my poetry book! Enjoy xx

      Liked by 1 person

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