Friday, April 22, 2011

Free


Day 22 of the Soul Card journey
with Elizabeth Crawford of Soul's Music
Soul Cards by Deborah Koff-Chapin at http://www.touchdrawing.com/

It took
Traveler
a long time
to find her voice.

Time after time,
she was silenced,
oppressed,
shouted down,
pressed into
smaller and smaller
confines,
from which she
would eventually
have to
break free,
one after another,
in order to survive.

Each time,
afterwards,
she retreated
into a cocoon
of safety,
to recover
and gain strength,
in order
to continue
traveling.

Finally,
she grew so tired
of this pattern,
that she gave one
loud
last
uncompromising
primal
scream:
"No More!"

After that,
her life
remained
her own.
She journeyed
where she
pleased,
in peace,
unaccompanied
and, thus,
unequivocally
free.

7 comments:

  1. BEautiful Sherry...I love this poetry journey you are on with the Soul Cards!

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  2. I am so glad that you have found your voice, Sherry. I hear it very loud and clear.

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  3. And I second both of those comments. Love where you took this one, Sherry. One more week, then we can relax. Thanks for coming along,

    Elizabeth

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  4. This is wonderful, I thoroughly relate to it. (is that bad?) hahaha, I am in that "No More!!" phase at the moment...

    I jus read your interview of Paul on the Poets United blog. I am very new to Poet's United. What is the criteria for interviewing/being interviewed I wonder...

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  5. bttrfyscar, I sent you my email address on your site - E me and I will explain the process:)

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  6. i always give one advice to teens i know (my daughters and my friends' daughters)- "you can always say NO!" it makes all the difference, sherry.

    what a lovely poem... as always. :)

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  7. it's a wonderful feeling when we realize that we can say no. beautiful!

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