Saturday, August 1, 2015

What Does Your Brain Say When You're Feeling Depressed?

Blooming Thoughts
by Rachel Hoyt

You're such a late bloomer
you may never bloom.
You think like no other.
You're prob'ly a loon.
You haven't kept up with
the Joneses or Smiths.
You reach for the stars
and chase after myths.
Why can't you just accept
your way's not the way?
Perhaps, if you did then
I would go away.

I'm sorry, but I think
my ship's yet to sail.
My journey's quite complex,
but has yet to fail.
No matter what Jones or Smiths think
I'll fight on.
We agree on one thing:
one day, you'll be gone.

 Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This poem was inspired by a study of depression
and how ruminations can lead to further regression.

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Should it Be Illegal for Supermarkets to Waste Food?

What a Waste
by Rachel Hoyt

image by hyena reality

We waste and we want,
always so hungry
to taste more, to taunt
our grumbling tummies.

Always so hungry
to feel satisfied,
our grumbling tummies
crave un-humble pie.

Still unsatisfied
won't taste all we've got,
like the humble pie
by Waste Not Want Not.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

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Saturday, May 30, 2015

When Was the Last Time You Felt Awe?

by Rachel Hoyt

Along the way
wonder can stray,
end up on glassy ponds.

Amazing things
whip off of wings,
end up inside bird songs.

A night pitch dark
warms with one spark,
each light a sparkling hook.

Always around,
we seek, it's found,
each time we stop to look.

Copyright © 2015 Rachel Hoyt. All rights reserved.

This poem was inspired by an article on Jezebel about the importance of experiencing awe. Recent studies have shown it can make you a nicer person.

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