Reigniting the Flame

by Tracee Herbert

I hear the clock tick-tocking, I'm aware that time is passing by but it's still not enough to spring me into action

remaining motionless with the heat of a thousand burning tasks yet I remain still

I cannot fathom why the strength, energy, the desire, to react, won't make its way from my core to the rest of my body,

that rush of adrenaline, and that spark of interest and feeling of determination has fizzled away, transforming my mind and body into foreign foes as they fight against one another, the mind says "go" but the body has chosen to move slow and remain on "airplane mode"

as days turn into nights, an empty promise of being more productive,TOMORROW, becomes a recycled answer, until I'm left with an abundance of infinite "tomorrows" filled with forgotten errands and tasks, that have become the causes of procrastination and the half-assed completion of hobbies,

at this point, it is recognized that a change can no longer be waited for, as the things that once "gave me life" are no more, It is realized that the reasons for living, loving and doing must ,once again, be discovered

It's time to revisit the memories of what brought happiness and contentment ,previously, until new memories can be created and used as motivation,

until then look at what has been done thus far as motivation and persuasion to reignite the flame that is already within but must be found, once again 


TRACEE HERBERT: My name is Tracee Herbert and I am a Sophmore at UA studying Business and Theatre; I am from Manhattan, yada, yada, Yada. I can sit here and describe myself in terms of all of the different categories that I can separate myself into however throughout my journey to adulthood ,thus far,  I am learning/ wanting to let my words and my creativity be a better indicator of myself. We spend so much time trying to create this formal elevator pitch of who we are and we become so rehearsed in our everyday lives. This is one of the many reasons why I started to write on my own terms, to build and gain my own identity. I don't label what I write as poetry, spoken word or essays; they are simply my internal thoughts as I attempt to make sense of our personal questions, assessments & insecurities, the world, and our individual places and purposes within it. I always try to write from the heart and I hope that as you read my work you feel something in yours as well. - Sending eternal Peace, Love, and Postive Vibrations