Writing: Follow (Poem)

This is an excerpt from my book of poems, “Her Thoughts Come Like Seasons.” It was written at a time when I had to make a terribly difficult decision to come back home from school to work on my mental health. I hope this inspires you to follow where your heart tells you to go.



Press any part of your body 

Hard enough 

And you’ll feel it

That beating. 

The drum of life 

It keeps you living 

Whoever said 

“Follow your head over your heart” 

They may be right 

But when I find myself asking questions 

Why am I doing this?

Why am I here?

I press my body 

I feel my heart 

I feel that beating. 

It tells me to keep moving 



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