Restoration of Self

14 Apr





By: Tony L. Jefferson, Jr.


My laughter has returned

For so long my soul has been trapped in a dismal reality

But I have been redeemed from the darkness of depression

Brought back to love

Back to a comfort I haven’t felt in a while

The art of romance restores a being to their rightful self

Focused because everyone needs love and love needs everyone

My mind feels so free

Free as the soaring eagle

Free to dream and wonder

Free to pursue goals realized so far back in the past life

Talents long forgotten

Dreams put on hold

Deferred to a latter time

Pushed back into the mind by life’s dailies

Almost forgotten with the passage

The bond shared with another grows stronger with time

Love of self is a must before loving another

Forever more



I strive to be better


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2 responses to “Restoration of Self

  1. Najma

    April 16, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I felt liberated,kind of suddenly feeling a fresh,happy,liberated emotion after reading ur poem.Usually people say men r not so good at expressing emotion-
    It such a lie.U proved it wonderfully here.

  2. ljgalleta

    April 17, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    an starkly honest poem. nicely written.


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