A Philosophical Discourse Between Groot and Hodor On Self Identity and What It Is To Be

I’m sorry. I had to. There’d better some damn award waiting on me for this one. This was intense to write.

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(Hodor.)

Captive

This quiet is painful, restless,
and it undoes momentum,
creating an anxious stasis
that leaves me unsettled
but paralyzed, frozen by
fear of the need to scream,
to tell the world what’s inside
and to let out what was
never meant to be
except between you and I.

Leap

I’m holding on to nothing
even though there’s nothing to hold
I step into the emptiness
of a world I don’t know
Shattered belief
and collapsing faith
aren’t enough for me to hold
and I’m holding on to nothing
But this nothing
this nothing won’t let me go

Comes Winter

This winter in its infancy
settles on me, the weight
of the cold reinforced by
the lengthening darkness.
I miss the warm summer
evenings, when twilight
would last forever, and
tomorrow was unwritten
and so far away, and I,
in my innocence and
the comfort of forever
knew nothing of today.

Her Light

The beauty of a woman
isn’t in her skin,
it’s in the light within her,
when she illuminates the world
by her very presence,
when it shines within her eyes
like all the stars in the heavens
reflected in the ocean depths,
it’s in the radiance of her soul;
it is the light that she IS,
and there is nothing
more beautiful
or more perfect.