Wednesday, May 1, 2013

For Verse First

Long Beach, Clayoquot Sound

The choice came down to staying in place,
where my soul was asleep,
but there was perceived security,
or making a huge leap into the unknown,
where nothing was known or secure,
but living the life of my dreams.

And I knew I couldn't live
without a dream.

So I gathered up all my courage
and possessions,
made the gigantic, trusting leap,
and my soul came alive
and flew!

Wow! Thirteen lines. I didn't count them till after I wrote the poem, for Verse First, at Poets United, where Kim has challenged us to write a poem in an authentic voice, in less than thirteen lines. Well, I could juggle a phrase to make it twelve, but am so freaked out by it being exactly thirteen I think I will leave it as is.

21 comments:

  1. SOUL IS FREE TO MOVE ANYWHERE, NO BOUNDARIES OR CAGES CAN STOP IT.

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  2. When I think of gathering courage....I think of you Sherry....this is so true to your heart. I am sorry I have been gone so long....I guess I have been trying to gather mine these days...:-)

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  3. Another inspiring poem. Telling truths from your life, Sherry, is win win every time.

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  4. Terrific write, Sherry. How true, we must always have a dream.

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  5. Love it! Love it! Love it! Your voice is in every one of the 13 lines. Perfection.

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  6. And my soul came alive - Just like these words, loved it.

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  7. Keep on flying you beautiful person, you! Loved this Sherry :-)

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  8. Very lovely! Love how you said you cannot live without a dream.

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  9. Bravo, I am so happy you flew ;D

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  10. Your courage paid off!! Wonderful poem of flying free!Rumi's Beloved

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  11. You brought me out of my doldrums, Sherry. Thanks for taking a look at the pic. Am actually thinking of joining Irene with her new prompts at WWP. Might make for a good journey. Are you interested?

    Elizabeth
    http://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/color-therapy/

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  12. Love the personal quality of this poem. And I think when one does come to such a decision one's soul does take a big leap for joy! Bravo for the poem and for the decision.

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  13. No, we cannot live without a dream. I'm glad you took the leap!

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  14. So glad the decision was to fly! Could feel the happiness in your words!

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  15. Thank goodness you did. Life is full of choices and you chose to fly.

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  16. Brava, babe. It's always best to leave the cloister, the shell, and fly, swim, revel in the unknown. That's why life offers so many opportunities! So glad you listened to your heart, Sherry. Peace, Amy

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  17. Good to hear that you took that leap of faith and found the joy. Thanks for visiting my blog.

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  18. Everyone has a self imposed cage that is so snuggly and safe and we might not even know we are in it......but one day we look around in a very special way and we see the cage door is wide open......

    one of my favorite poems to the prompt!
    Very powerful and true!

    :O)

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