I’ve always loved writing poetry, but every once in a while, I feel like I have too many words and they are all jumbled up – so, I expand my writing horizons and I write a story while infusing poems.
I feel like I’ve been on a good writing streak of late. I recently downloaded a book titled 365 days of Writing Prompts. It has really helped me on days when I have nothing to write. It’s available for free and you can download your own copy here.
Still in theme of writing based on forms of poetry, do enjoy today’s post as I try to write a pantoum.
“You learn to run from what you feel, and that’s why you have nightmares. To deny is to invite madness. To accept is to control
– Richelle Goodrich”
“What are you afraid of?”
Asking me that question alone was one of my fears. I was never able to voice them out – I did not want to be perceived as weak.
I have the same dream every night
Me – falling
Down and down
A hole that has no end
I see other bodies sprawling
Their eyes lifeless
Me, screaming trying to comprehend
Desperately trying to hold on
I try to wake up
My heart yearning for a friend
Or anyone who can help
Sometimes, things start to pileup
Making it seem like the end is near
I no longer yelp
As I prepare myself
“Do you ever wake up?”
I do wake up
But I am never truly awake
I see myself still falling
Like there are two of me
As I try to save myself
Wondering will I ever be?
Is this death?
Then there’s this moment, I yell at myself
The me falling responds
Fighting, gasping for breath
Arms stretching outwards
Trying to form this bond
Where we reconnect and become yet again one
I am NOT a coward
I am NOT afraid
” How do you feel when you wake up?”
I feel free!!!
It’s ok to have nightmares – everyone is afraid of something… Your ability to conquer your fear(s) is part of what defines you as a person…
** Photo credit for Featured Image – loripalminteri
** Photo credit for Post Image – Learning mind