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Listen. Listen to me— let me explain.
You see, I have been traveling a long
while; searching for a treasure that I
could call mine. I have dug so hard, so deep, dug
so close— only to discover other people’s
Look. Look at my feet, they are sore,
my hands— wrinkled; the tears these eyes
have bore cannot be quantified. A cup or
two; maybe a pond— call it an ocean if you will— I don’t know.
In this journey, I have travailed. For two years, almost
three, I laboured. I was this close to claiming
mine but April came with a storm that caused
my loss. May’s gift to me was a deep cut. June?
June wasn’t so friendly at first but when we grew closer, she told me:
“Young lady, you have strayed too long in the wrong places,
you have toiled too hard in mines that aren’t yours— Stop! Rest. Fade. Find
yourself. You are the treasure you seek.”
I listened. I rested. I faded. To find,
About The Exodus
The Exodus is a spoken word poetry that talks about the pain and struggles attached to finding the one. We think our happiness exists outside of ourselves so we search so desperately and end up getting disappointed. Somehow in the end, we realize we haven’t loved ourselves enough— not to talk of loving someone else. We need to learn to love us but in order to do so, we need to find us.