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Some Days I’m Tapped Out Of My Mind

Some Days I’m Tapped Out Of My Mind

Some Days I’m Tapped Out Of My mind

Some Days I’m Tapped Out Of My mind — Kaylaa T. Blackwell

Some days
I’m tapped out of my mind
Left with nothing
But obstrucating thoughts
And deafening silence
Still I leave room to hear
The lovely white-banded
Mockingbird sing.

Some days
I have everything
Though I am grasping
At straws
Trying to slow
A busy mind
That run for miles.
Yet…I can find solitude
And promise
In the madness.

Some days
Fighting back the tears
Of rejection
Working through
My self-acceptance
How far can I go
On negative equity
In my bank account?
What altitude or
Diabolic cloud
Can I scale
Even when my chances
Look frail?
Yet set on not surrendering
To the statistical Gallup
I continue to keep
My head up.

Some days
I can sleep through
The night
Put up a good fight
The grim reaper
That lurks on the peripheral
Of my dreams
Looking for a crack
To chase me into the sun
But I snap back
Nestling a warm reality
With a grip on consciousness
Beautiful meanderings
And possibilities.

Some days
I remember
Love lost
And weep
Spirit gained
And laugh
On yesteryears
Future rising calibers
Cornucopias ever after’s
Or just surviving the moment
That may leave me
Lucid or perplexed
Finding peace in a life of resurrection
The fortitude of pulling myself back
So many times from the pits
Of rock bottom.

No matter
The days
No matter
What is going on
I am eternally grateful
Because I am right here
With you
And with life
There is always
To grow wings
Take a deep breath
And soar.


"Grow your wings. Take a deep breath and soar." — Kaylaa T. Blackwell

“Grow your wings. Take a deep breath and soar.” — Kaylaa T. Blackwell


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Kaylaa T. Blackwell is an IT Professional working @ Itron, Inc. and a student @ Southern New Hampshire University with a penchant for writing, researching and helping others resolve real world issues. She has a great interest in technology, business and psychology and how they impact each other. The views and opinions expressed in this article belongs to Kaylaa and do not represent the opinions of her employer. Learn more about her here.

Category Food for ThoughtsInsightsInspirationMotivationPoetry


  • March 10, 2016 at 1:31 pm jacquelineobyikocha

    This is a poem that says so much. The struggles, the heartache, the love and yearning, contentment and peace… I can relate.

    • March 10, 2016 at 6:04 pm Inspired Beacon

      Glad you can relate dear 🙂 …I felt a yearning to write it.

  • March 10, 2016 at 9:35 pm Sunflower Sojourn

    Thank you for this post! I can so relate to it. It shows the spectrum of the human experience. 🙂

    • May 9, 2016 at 8:44 am Inspired Beacon

      You’re welcome dear :).. thank you for appreciating my words.

  • March 11, 2016 at 5:20 pm Kate McClelland

    Reblogged this on Kate McClelland.

  • March 14, 2016 at 1:09 pm Khaya Ronkainen

    This is such a well-written and heartfelt poem. Let’s continue to keep our heads up and be grateful to be here with each other.

    • May 9, 2016 at 8:55 am Inspired Beacon

      I agree with you, Khaya! Thank you so much for your kind words. Have a great day! 🙂

  • March 18, 2016 at 11:44 pm James

    Thoroughly enjoyed the read and its uplifting spirit.

    • March 19, 2016 at 3:47 am Inspired Beacon

      Really glad you enjoyed reading and found it uplifting James 🙂 . Nice to meet you 🙂 and hope you enjoy your weekend.

  • April 17, 2016 at 11:01 pm Peter Donovan

    Beautiful. This poem is tinged with sadness and reminds me of the work I have left undone, the friends I fail to connect with, the loved one I neglect to tell them that I love them. But I find hope in the last verse. If nothing else I can be grateful for all my blessings and as long as I have a beating heart and can fill my lungs with fresh breaths I can go on and capture a beautiful day tomorrow.

    • May 9, 2016 at 8:57 am Inspired Beacon

      Thank you so much, Peter. I’m glad that you can relate to this poem. I truly appreciate it. I hope you enjoy your day! 🙂

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