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

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Recipe of Me

If you want a recipe for
what makes me tick:

Blend tears with a quarter
angry, sift in full blown attitude,
and a strong shot of feminist.

Peel back a few layers of thick skin
until you reach the center where
love doesn’t make labels, compassion
keeps me centered, and you’ll find
a seeker whose mind isn’t so stony
it can’t be changed.

©Susie Clevenger 2017


angieinspired said...

Gotta love a woman who knows who she is:)
Very approachable

Magaly Guerrero said...

And the center makes everything else necessary and worthwhile.

Martin Kloess said...

Would some roses and candy add to the seasoning?

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

I Iove this one, Susie.It seems to go deeper than what most of us have done – to a deeper truth – and all the better for it.

Jim said...

I like the progression, susie, probing deeper and deeper with each line. BTW, my head is pretty well made up.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Awesome! Great recipe!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is so incredibly deep and powerful! I really like the progression of the second stanza!

sreeja harikrishnan said...

Yes, really awesome...loved that last line!

Kerry O'Connor said...

How awesome! What more could one ask for in a human being who has learnt how to survive and thrive?

brudberg said...

Oh this was a great recipe... we all need that spice to change as well.

grapeling said...

I admire your strength, Susie ~

Margaret said...

A recipe that has taken years to perfect, I'm sure. Lovely :)

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