Wounded

Poetry is natural medicine, it is like a homeopathic tincture derived from the stuff of life itself–your experience. Poems distill experience into the essentials. Our personal experiences touch the common ground we share with others.”

~ Excerpted from Poetic Medicine: The Healing Art of Poem-Making

Wounded
I write
Heal
Risk
Again
Live
Boldly
Love
Freely
Move
Serenely
In this world
Wounded
I write
To right
What’s wrong

*Written for Verse First ~ Poetry Heals

Mastered

Chameleon, I mastered early

Authenticity? Years to attain

Lacking a soul nurtured fondly
Self love came
First

Once  fiercely and tenderly caring for me
Became the norm
I could see

The way
Loving unconditionally

From fear
Finally free

 

*Written for Poets United, An Authentic Life
(Write a poem about an authentic life, living your passion, following your bliss. Fact or fiction, tell a tale in poetry. Make a deeper truth known. One caveat: Do it in fewer than 13 lines.)