Call for Poetry Submissions—Merging Realities: Mind vs Matter
Let’s keep it real: finding common ground between what your mind believes and what the world shows you can be one of the most frustrating battles throughout our lifetime.
When I was young, I’d get caught up in thinking, “Man, I deserve better because of all that I’ve been through.”
“Man, when is my time going to come?”
“Why can’t I create the realities that I envision?”
But the thing is—the world doesn’t owe us anything.
We make that judgment ourselves.
It can be confusing to find meaning and belonging in two worlds—the mental and the physical.
But finding a way to merge these two realities is how you get rid of anxiety and welcome in holistic harmony.
This is why it’s important to challenge our perceptions—often.
We all view the world from a subjective viewpoint, and while there’s nothing wrong with that, relying on that perspective alone can hold us back from progressing towards earthly desires.
I’m talking about traveling, finding a suitable career, finding love, and creating a life on our own terms.
Whether we like it or not; we need to understand how the physical world operates in order to create the realities within our minds.
It’s going to require honesty, acceptance, and courage.
It’s going to be a long-distance pursuit.
But step by step, with each new lesson learned, we find a way to get closer to our desired equilibrium that creates the reality held deep within our souls.
So, what’s this battle been like for you?
Do you still struggle to find a balance between what your mind wants and what the world shows you?
Have you been able to make peace with your mental and physical world?
Has this battle made you give up on that reality that your soul wants so badly to be true?
Let it all out in this week’s call for poetry submissions.
A few new rules:
- Keep your submission to ~ 350 words max.
- Format the poem as it is meant to be read.
- Make sure to put the “poetry” tag on your story.
- Focus on clarity — make sure your piece has a clear premise and takeaway.
The same rules still apply:
- You can submit to this or ANY of our past writing prompts. Just scroll through our previous newsletters. They’ll be marked “Call for Submissions.”
- If you’re already a writer for CRY, go ahead and submit.
- If you’re not a writer for CRY but would like to submit to this or any other prompt, let us know and we’ll add you ASAP. Include your profile handle in your message or comment.
- Be as creative as you want in your submissions. As long as you stick to the topic, we’ll consider it.
- Just because you submit doesn’t mean we’ll post. If you haven’t heard back from us in three days, consider that a pass.
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