Only one

Honesty is courage

pride myself on not hiding behind kabuki masks

yet, I’m still hiding in the dark seeking out my whereabouts.

A familiar name being called from a place I know I felt zen.

I can’t manage to summon the courage to get in with the rest of them.

Success should be kite high skittle eventful,

not something that drains your blood, depletes energy,

life? I’ve become resentful.

If Honesty is courage

then I should be a  maned lion.

Here I get to sit and watch the world roll on by

prefer to roll down the blinds. Shade the light from my remaining eye.

Shut out the sunshine.

how dare those bright beams try to tempt me.

Keeping up appearances,

easily done as long as you don’t have to face people in reality.

Has my reality become so virtual?

Is Second life all I’ve got?

Would I even register if I have ever logged on?

I haven’t felt the grass on my bare feet for so long.

I forget every hour that goes past I can’t go back and hold on.

Fooling who ? nobody only myself.

A pick me up just so I can wash my hair and maybe pretend to care.

Where did I lose my carefree air?

I eat more than 7 fresh fruit and veg a day.

It’s complicated.



I can’t control the outcome.

sit in the darkness listening to melodies that once soothed the soul I carved out of pure love

Hugging onto a unicorn-    hoping for a fantasy to employ a mimetism of  what I once sung.

clear skin , bright eyes and oh so much wit.

What is done is done.

We tell the world to learn from histories lessons


we struggle to learn from our own

A paradigm of obstinate sin.

No words can express how lost I am within


embrace me on a whim.


About Daisy Willows

'Words are my everything' - Jon Wayne . A writer of poetry, stories, stage scripts, fiction, border line poetry & freestyle works, Music reviews, Guest Features/interview & shout outs. She is also passionate about raising anti-stigma & awareness for Mental Health. A trained co-facilitator in Wellness Recovery Action plan by Mary Ellen Copeland Natasha goes by many moniker names-Daisy Willows, bahtuhkid, GOAT2Bdazee. She has had a colourful life. Travelled. Natasha co-owns a second-hand clothing & accessories business -La Bella Bijoux Ltd Natasha was born in South Africa & is a French national. She currently resides in the UK Natasha Bodley holds a postgraduate in the Humanities. A BA in Myth in the Greek and Roman worlds & Advanced creative writing. She also holds a Foundation degree in Acting performance. She is currently working on her first novel (semi-autobiographical creative non-fiction). She has published one short story on Amazon called 'Number one' Connect with Natasha Collaborate with Natasha & feel free to Communicate her too. Light, Peace & Love!

Posted on Mar 15, 2017, in STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS COLLECTION and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 33 Comments.

  1. Everything in this poem is so honest and straight from the heart.

    This line got me: Fooling who ? nobody only myself.

    Ignorance is bliss…I feel this way a lots of times. Love this incredible work. πŸ™‚

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  2. Hang in there, spring IS coming, hahaha
    This line got to me: Fooling who ? nobody only myself.
    Recognizable πŸ˜‰

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  3. Almost much food for thought in your writing….so many layered. Hugs! ❀

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  4. summerSHINES

    There are layers of gold running through this piece. Beautiful and bare and raw. Xx ❀❀

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  5. Writing-wise, once again you provide something to aspire to. πŸ™‚

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  6. 😚😚😚 aaw . I think lol


  7. You never cease to amaze me, Daisy. Good stuff!

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  8. we find
    you will find
    if you hide your little light
    due to some or any fright
    then we all lose
    cos you chose or choose
    to not serve
    we did not ask
    nor have any control
    over our birth
    so whom we were is Him
    and who we become is we
    you and i
    so do not decry
    the pleasure i take
    by being here in your space
    my love!

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  9. I think we’re all virtualed out…Love the way you expressed it, though! xo

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  10. “I’m still hiding in the dark seeking out my whereabouts.”, love this Daisy. And i completely get what you’re giving πŸ˜‰

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