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The agony is unquenchable
as an unending thirst.
My stomach is in knots,
And I fear my heart may burst…

Not from a love lost,
Or a desire unfulfilled,
But from the hatred and hurt,
That will never be healed.

I seek forgiveness,
And perhaps restitution,
But while I ache,
There seems only one solution.

These five stages I know.
And it starts with denial.
But these lonely thoughts,
Can only lead to exile.

I must escape this hurt,
Else I’m forced into danger.
I just want to accept,
But I’m always led back to anger.

Writer and software engineer Ronald Huereca has been a developer at notable agencies like iThemes and 10up. His varied background has him working with WordPress since 2006, eventually creating his own plugin which, of course, lead to more. He spends quite a bit of his time volunteering with the WordPress project as a core and polyglot contributor. With all of his passions, writing has been the way Ronald expresses himself best. He has written both technical books as well as fiction. Some of his works include Project Mayhem, Mindefusement, and WordPress and Ajax. “You can only delay the inevitable” is his favorite quote. Ronald enjoys reading Stephen King and John Grisham. When he’s not writing, Ronald dreams of building websites filled with cats yawning, disclaimers his strong opinions, sings karaoke, and advocates for empathy surrounding mental health.

4 thoughts on “Stages”

    1. As with most poetry, it’s important to know the context, but I can’t elaborate too much.

      Lonely thoughts lead to exile… – Basically you feel alone, abandoned, cut-off.

      Forced into danger – Equals negative thoughts. I’m a fairly positive person, and negative thoughts are a dangerous rabbit hole.

      Hope that helps 😀

      Thanks for reading.

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