“An uphill climb, fighting what the heart really wants to do / See, I need you and sometimes we need to / Shed our facade and be just who we are / All broken and torn, then we could be stars” These lines from “Stars” by Alessia Cara, keep swirling round and round in my head this week. Giving me a little courage and a little inspiration to keep going. Right now I’m working on my second poem in which I attempt to use metaphor and syllable count to order and acknowledge the chaos my heart has endured. To even attempt to face it . . .let alone put words to all that I have been unwilling to remember . . . that’s the only way I’ll heal. So here we go.
To listen to Alessia Cara’s “Stars” click this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKho5dZN8yA
To go to Alessia Cara’s official website click this link: http://www.alessiacara.com/