Through My Window

I’m still on my poetry kick, and I’m loving it. I’m 200 pages deep into The Collected Poems of Langston Hughes and I’m really feeling myself becoming more creative, and I’m writing more meaningful pieces.

Everything Hughes writes is done with a purpose. I want to emulate that. I typically write pieces that are stuck in time, but I want my work to become more timeless. I want to write about something simple, but it brings out real emotions.

I originally wrote this on my typewriter, which I haven’t used in a while. If you’re not switching up the tools you’re using, do it. Make writing uncomfortable. The worst thing we can do is get comfortable. I hope you all enjoy.

Through My Window

There’s not much to see through
my window above my head.
Only the grey sky and the sound
of rain bouncing and sliding
down the glass.
When I sit with the lights off
and some of the light
filtered through the clouds still
peaks through my room in the morning,
I think to myself if the light
can do it, so can I.
If I can emerge from where
it is least expected,
so can others.
And if enough Others can
break through, like weeds
through the broken streets,
they’ll one day be paved
with gold —
as previously advertised.



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4 Comments Add yours

  1. kenza says:

    Oh I really enjoyed reading this. The images are so elegant. Thank you. Kenza.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Ah thanks! And thanks for checking out my blog!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. kenza says:

        I enjoy your blog very much. And I also sometimes dive into a book of poetry and get inspired. Langston Hughes is a wonderful inspiration.

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Poetry is one of the few things for me that consistently sparks new ideas. It’s definitely my go-to.


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