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

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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.)

Complete Package

See?
There?
She
Is the complete package…

Complete Package © Kim Nelson

Complete Package © Kim Nelson

Caramel-colored, cool, lithe, calm
Her grace settles the scene
Head held high, shoulders back, legs long
Lacking pretense, guile; doesn’t preen

The real deal, this one, confident, bright
Knows her mind, body; both strong and lean
Centered and balanced, a powerful force
A goddess, a woman, serene

*shared at dVerse Poets Pub