It’s okay.

On some days, your soul will bleed. For the sins of yesterday, the thorns that carved scars upon the suppleness of your skin and the near-falls you survived during your be-coming. It will break for the mistakes you have made, and the ones you will make, in thought or words or actions. It will break, for the many days you fought through life’s happenstances with bravery without a flinch. It will break, reminding you that you have won many battles, and you have lost some too. It will remind you that you have once stretched to the point of breaking, but you have pulled through, unhurting. It will remind you that although the past is far gone, the future awaits… and the future is now. It will remind you that there are just as many uncertainties, and there’ll be losses, as there’d be gains– and there’d be joys, but there will be sorrows too. And there are dreams that you don’t even know if you’ll be opportune to live. It will remind you, your soul. Through the pool of water that fall to your laps from your pouring blurry eyes, you will begin to see clearly, very clearly– that you never knew, and you don’t know, and you may never know, the what, when, where or how. But certainly, there will be bright days, and gloomy ones– and you will break, bend, stretch, reach; you will win some battles, and lose some; and you will be strong and tough through it all– saving the tears for days like this one. When your soul will remind you that you are human, and it is okay to not be okay.


© The Short Black Girl, 2016.


2 thoughts on “It’s okay.

  1. These musings of yours are deeply profound ME! They’re what our lives on this Earthly plain entails and as you did say, its indeed okay to not be okay! We’ve just gotta keep going…moment by moment, day by day’

    ‘The more you go with the flow of life says Mandy Hale, and surrender the outcome to God and the less you seek constant clarity; the more you find that fabulous things start to show up in your life’!
    ‘I took a test in Existentialism. I left all the answers blank and got 100- Woody Allen.

    As we struggle to grasp this concept that’s life, we cause grave harm to ourselves. ‘Have patience with everything that remains unsolved in your heart admonishes Rainer Maria Riike; just dare to live in the question’! We should dare not to worry ’bout what we’ve absolutely none control! In time, the sad times will blow over and the good times will roll right around again! 😄

    Thanks for sharing ME, this resonates….tons! 😁

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  2. Madam Yemie, thank you for your very profound and insightful comment.

    I just think it is very difficult for us humans to sit back and live in the questions, mysteries and unknowns of life. We always want to unravel and unearth– and I think that there lies our greatest flaw. Nonetheless, aren’t we just lucky to be humans? Of all else, we are the ones that get to feel…

    Thank you mami. :*

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