change · life · poetry · spirituality · women's issues

Mind Games

What harbinger is this
and why am I not convinced?

Cynicism wants concretes,
feeds complaints,
exaggerates,
retreats

Need to confront
this wall-building,
fight to retain
Spirit’s message –
deescalate fear’s grip.

(For Reena’s Exploration challenge#119.  Image from personal collection.)

 

aging · change · creativity · life · poetry · writing

Is This Still Me?

Was that really me
fought for feminine rights,
eleven-years-old
persistent to the win?

And was that me
lied about her age
strapped on work clothes
bore responsibility?

And did you know her
that obstinate teen
who defied tradition
and chased an education?

Where did she go,
a faint memory now,
how life tamed her,
taught her subservience

to bury her light
in the shadow of men’s
dreams, that toil should be
selfless, and love for other.

Listen, and you will hear
her echo, faint but growing,
the sound of a mind burning,
the laughter of a soul on fire.

(For Reena’s Exploration challenge: Was that really me?, and Eugi’s Weekly prompt: laughter.  Image from personal collection.)

 

 

change · life · poetry

Ah, Change

Fragile, this existence –
landings temporaneous,
change commanding
continuation, journey
perpetual – moments
alone offer fulfillment –
treasure each precious one.

(Christmas and a cold have worn me down, so I am withdrawing to rest.  I do have a few scheduled posts, and will check in from time to time.  Wishing you all peace for the holiday season, and no doubt will be back before the New Year.)

creativity · life · poetry

Production – VJ Knutson — FREE VERSE REVOLUTION

 

Thanks to Free Verse Revolution for publishing my poem:

What will be remembered when the show is over – will humour linger will dreams tarry will belief matter? Friends depart sans farewell lost in the debris of divorce we pass in shopping malls serve each other with smiles avoid lively interaction New responsibilities develop we are directors obsessed with reason, ideals now lapsed singularly […]

via Production – VJ Knutson — FREE VERSE REVOLUTION