The secret of change is to focus
all of your energy,
not on fighting the old
but on building the new.

Socrates said that.
A philosopher.
Therefore it must be true.

So I left my baggage at the door
and focused on unpacking our new.
I stripped away my anxieties
and gave up doubting myself.
I gave permission to make decisions
that bettered me and my mental health.

But that’s not always easy.
I was scared to break what we started.
The fear of pausing the vibrations
made me pause with hesitation but

Everything is energy
and that’s all there is to it.
Match the frequency
of the reality
you want
and you cannot help
but get that reality.

Einstein said that.
A scientist.
Therefore it must be true.

So I set my frequency to you.
Energy attracts similar energy
so I took to smiling like you do.
I flowed like you flowed
and tried to shine bright
as I did so.
I opened my eyes
and was hypnotised
with the energy you brought to my life.

© Carl Burkitt 2017

Brief by Rodean: “A poem about energy for my girlfriend. About how energy draws people together.”

This piece was written as a part of a fundraising project for Rethink Mental Illness, where I’m inviting people to set me any writing brief in exchange for donations.

Read all of the details here and if you’d like to get involved, email or Tweet @CarlBurkitt!

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