Written by Jacob Ibrag

They served narrative,

and we fed. They told us to look

away, and we did. Today we exercise

the right to wake. Today we give them

what they want or swear off familiarity.

Fallen leaves are meant to fade. Broken

realities are meant to be replaced.

Photographer Unknown

21 comments on “Fade

  1. Broken realities are meant to be replaced..just like the old norms ..meant to be mended
    Beautiful poetry..

    Liked by 5 people

  2. Heart-warming. Digging the photography too.

    Liked by 4 people

  3. I deeply appreciate this, or what I understand of this. Thank you.

    Liked by 4 people

  4. Beautiful and beautifully ambiguous. Is it about the election, the season, both? As always, love your writing and the sense of mystery it contains.

    Liked by 4 people

  5. “Today we exercise the right to wake.” – Such a powerful line full of hope and awareness.

    Liked by 3 people

  6. communicatingmythoughts

    I love it, you have such power with words that your poems never cease to amaze me! Haha, I dabble in poetry here and there but yours are just something else (in a good way). XD

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  7. I love the poetries structure, it gives it a really unique flow.

    Liked by 2 people

  8. Beautiful poem πŸ™‚

    Liked by 2 people

  9. I didn’t think I could replace my broken reality. You’ve given me pause for thought. Thank you

    Liked by 2 people

  10. True fallen leaves are meant to fade and broken realities and mean to be replaced. Beautiful words. Thank you πŸ™‚ ❀

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