• Joni

Cease Striving

I hear nothing but the ringing in my ears.

I try to tune it out,

yet it gets louder & louder

as I STRIVE not to hear it.

It will drive me nutty if I keep

TRYING not to hear it,

because I am focusing too hard

on what I am STRIVING & TRYING not to hear.

TRYING & STRIVING to get rid of something

that I have no power over,

Oh how I TRY & STRIVE without even trying

as it is just being human.

Oh how I wish this human side wouldn't be so human

& would just