The Journey by Korina Koci

The Journey by Korina Koci

I set on a journey that was thousands of miles long
Setting sail to get through hundreds miles filled with fog
Somebody once promised me that there would be better days to come along

For years I stayed at the shore
Watching my life unfold, oh how it was just a bore

They promised me clear skies but all I see is fear
Crippling me to the bone
Have me wishing that the end was near
As I was standing at the sail on my own

Below me, the vast blue open ocean
Watched me with a hunger
That made me ponder how many souls it claimed over the years
Pondering how many times it was a martyr of people’s tears
And suddenly this was where fear disappeared

For once I was strong enough to bear my troubles on my own
For once I was not scared of the unknown
I welcomed fear and all that it may bring
The courage stained my skin just as if it was made of ink

Because after all, it is only under pressure that diamonds can be made.

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Korina Koci

Korina Koci is a writer originally from Greece, currently residing in Columbia, South Carolina.  Her love for writing short stories and poems started at the age of 6 when she was asked to submit poems for her class anthology book. After her move to the United States at 13, she stopped writing and abandoned her hobby altogether. 

Her passion for writing poetry resurfaced years later, as she found inspiration from her past experiences as well as the culture differences between Greece and the United States. In addition, her educational background in Philosophy and Public Health made her more aware, and passionate about mental health issues, and this later set the stage for her poetry themes. 

She uses her writing as a means to unwind after a long day at work, and in the future she hopes for her work to be published. Her writings are centered towards putting in words the feelings of those who battle depression, anxiety, and other times she attempts to motivate others by trying to fictionally relate to them through symbolisms, and allegories. 

When she is not working, she is an avid gym-goer, and frequently tries to connect with friends and family that live far away. She also enjoys hiking, as she finds more inspiration through adventures alone or with others. You can find more of Korina’s work on her Instagram account @modernsinners.

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