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Shut It Down

Shut down the sadness The loneliness The worry All of the rage The hurt and the fear There isn’t any need You shouldn’t want any of it

Shut it Down

Shut it all down
The bitterness
The anger
The discontentment
Shut down the sadness
The loneliness
The worry
All of the rage
The hurt and the fear
There isn’t any need
You shouldn’t want any of it
That pain
Those past regrets
The burden has been carried too long
Take care to notice the weight and heft that has been added to your load
No longer needed by you
Shut down all of the feelings that are not true
Not right
Not needed
Step forth with your head held high
Lighter
Even weightless
Shut it down
Shut it all down
Rid yourself and leave it all behind
Run hard and fast
From anything that you were once tethered to

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Kelli J Gavin
Kelli J Gavin of Carver, Minnesota is a Writer, Editor, Blogger and Professional Organizer. Her work can be found with Clarendon House Publishing, Sweetycat Press, The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, ZPP, Setu, 300 South Media Group, Otherwise Engaged, Flora Fiction, and Southwest Media among others. Kelli’s first two books were released in 2019 (“I Regret Nothing- A Collection of Poetry and Prose” and “My Name is Zach- A Teenage Perspective on Autism”). She has co-authored over 25 anthologies. She is also working on a collection of fiction short stories.
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