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Nick Acosta Apr 2019
We are constantly cutting
Through negativity

It’s easy when we’re nice and sharp
But even the sharpest blade is bound to dull
Making life harder to cut through

Hardships get harder
Negativity gets more negative
reality gets real

Until eventually we can no longer cut
We feel useless
But there’s hope

When you oil a machine
Sharpen a blade
It doesn’t make it new again
But it makes it much better
Much sharper
Comparable to when it was new

Much like a machine if you take care of yourself you can go much longer
Make life worth living
Sharpen the blade that is your life
It’s okay to be dull
It’s okay not to be okay
Nick Acosta Apr 2019
Pencils found in many sizes
Sleek and smooth
Shows the world in black and white
Or with a burst of color
Explains our deepest sorrows
Visualizes our highest hopes
Used as a powerful weapon
Creating soul crushing sentences
Or crafting joy inflicting paragraphs
The pencil is an instrument of great pain
As well as great happiness
The pencil gives the wielder great power
It allows the user an incredible outlet
Let it out
Nick Acosta Apr 2019
I try my hardest
Do my best
It’s never enough
So why try?

For me
For you
For loved ones

What happens when it’s the loved one holding you down
Dragging you
The wolf in sheep’s clothing

I still love you
I just can’t look you in the face
I’d rather be burned at the stake
Than hear you say i could’ve done better
Nick Acosta Apr 2019
I see you
In pain
Dying from the inside out

I run to help
Hug you
Give you assurance
Take your pain away

However there’s an obstacle
Something stopping me
Not physical
But it holds the defensive power comparable to the Great Wall of China

I’m the Persian invaders
You’re the Spartans guarding your home

But unlike the Persians
I bring you no harm
I bring the opposite
I bring you help

Take my ears
No thank you
No payment required

I’ll give you resources
I’ll give you help
I’ll give you hope

The only thing I ask for in return
Is that you stay when you no longer need me
Nick Acosta Apr 2019
The mind churns and turns like clockwork
Using positive thinking like a machine uses gears

However there’s an area in the mind where dark thoughts lurk

The mind also unlocks repressed secrets to expose our biggest fears

Negative thinking bringing pain to the observer

Washing over the feelings the masses like an immensely powerful fervor

Keeping the head above water may seem challenging

But given the right resources and surrounding

You too can make it through the dark without losing the light

No matter how dark it may get
it never leaves your sight

For self care is the torch leading the way

Sometimes it’s about the journey not the destination

However that doesn’t mean the destination can’t be as great is all I will say

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