Poetry

Sacrifice

Written by Jacob Ibrag

Close your eyes, scatter away into your mind.

Become your own architect. Brick by brick, don’t

build yourself up again. The opposite. Tear down your

old foundation. Grab a shard and stare at your fractured

reflection. Now look past the person in the mirror. Become

the caterpillar that sacrifices its bare back so untried wings

can erupt from its skin. Breathe for the promise of flight and

allow it to keep you alive. Internalize yesterdays life and never

forget the path that brought you towards your need to strive.

Open those untrained eyes and forgive those that have yet

to sacrifice. They don’t know what you know, and that’s

alright. Metamorphosis will engulf each of them. No

one remains anonymous unless they’re seven feet

deep sheltered forever in a wasteland.


Photographer Unknown

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27 comments on “Sacrifice

  1. The Pagemaster '91

    This is just amazing! And it’s hit me at just the right time; I’m trying to, as you say, “tear down your old foundation” and build life again with new eyes. Thank you for this, it’s the best thing I’ve read today xx

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  2. “No one remains anonymous unless they’re seven feet.” and unfortunate truth. These words stuck out for me

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  3. Great perspective…thanks for this!

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  4. Very fluid and well delivered! I really love this!

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  5. I didn’t get the last line.
    Amazing words yet again Jacob!

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  6. Wow this is immense. How painful change is….

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  8. This is… Perfection 🌬

    Liked by 3 people

  9. flashlight batteries

    I like the way this poem honors the past and builds on it. Wonderful.

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  10. This poem runs deep. Such a timeless and classic piece of writing. Keep going!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. This is brilliant.
    I really enjoyed it!
    Check out my blog when you get the chance to πŸ˜ƒ

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  12. ‘Grab a shard and stare at your fractured reflection.’ πŸ™‚

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  13. This is powerfully penned. Absolutely love this line:
    “Become the caterpillar that sacrifices its bare back so untried wings
    can erupt from its skin.”

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