Great prompts today from NaPoWriMo (write a palinode – take back something you said in a previous poem) and Writer’s Digest (write a dare poem) sent me delving into my own poetic archives on my blog. I went all the way back to the first poem I posted here in 2010 entitled “Suicide of a Dream“. When I started this blog, I was in a very dark place in my life. So much has happened since then, some bad, but much good. This was a great opportunity to revisit a dark place and shed some fresh light on it.
Broken mirrors and shattered glass –
Evidence of broken dreams
Are left behind, I have surpassed
The days of tears and screams.
I dared set foot outside the box
That kept me bound and chained.
On purpose now, I mismatch socks.
I’m creatively unrestrained.
I bled and cried for love of dance.
I’d given it all my heart.
That is until I took a chance
And risked it all on art.
Now I sculpt and paint and draw
As I seek serenity.
I sometimes see my own work with awe –
Award-winning artist – my new identity.