Shut It Down

Published by Kelli J Gavin on

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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 lives in Carver, Minnesota with Josh, her husband of an obscene amount of years and they have two crazy kids. She is a Writer, Professional Organizer and owns Home & Life Organization and a small Jewelry Company. Look for Kelli’s first book of short stories and poems in 2019. You can find her work with The Ugly Writers, Sweatpants & Coffee, Writing In a Woman’s Voice, The Writers Newsletter, Writers Unite!, Academy of the Heart and Mind, The Rye Whiskey Review, Spillwords, Mercurial Stories, 121 Words, HerStry, Ariel Chart, The Basil O’Flaherty, PPP Ezine, Southwest Media, Otherwise Engaged, Pleat her Skin, Paper.Li, The New Ink Review, among others. Find Kelli on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram @KelliJGavin

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