"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Friday, November 26, 2010

I Am My Beginning

I am my beginning
My Halloween past
With its grim reaper
Who left a childhood slain
Has been purged
From my spirit

I am walking away
From what I have been
A tormented adult
Locked the secret
Of a young child

I am not looking back
To view the anguish
Too many years were spent
Swimming in tears

I am my freedom
The bonds that
Held me to my history
Cut by my hand

©Susie Clevenger 2010


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