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

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

But I Won't Drown




Wind keeps tearin’ my memory,
lightenin’ keeps burnin’ my wish.
He’s a thousand miles distant
preachin’ in thunder claps.

Oh no,
I won’t think smaller,
won’t walk in his shadow,
won’t dance to his tune.

He’s buildin’ a mountain.
I’m tearin’ it down.
I’m wadin’ through anger,
but I won’t drown.

I’m gonna grow stronger
where I can’t be found.
He’s diggin’ his tomorrow
six feet in the ground.

Oh no,
I won’t think smaller,
won’t walk in his shadow,
won’t dance to his tune.

©Susie Clevenger 2018








14 comments :

willow_switches said...

I like how you've syncopated your words to the beat of the song - I could hear the melody in my head as I was reading your words, which are staccato sharp in their precision, and defiance, clearly. Shock talk poetry? works for me
🍃 Pat

Sherry Marr said...

I love it. Especially "But I wont drown."

Jim said...

At a girl, Suzie. As of late, maybe always been, it seems the ones who are more pious than we are the ones that fall harder. Fake piety (hypocritical).
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Toni Spencer said...

This poem really puts me in mind of the song (what I listened to). I like that you won't drown!

brudberg said...

I love the strong resistance in this... honestly we all need to stand tall even in the strongest of winds.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Love this especially; " I won’t think smaller, won’t walk in his shadow, won’t dance to his tune."💞

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is the kind of song I'd like to have stuck in my head all day!

Fireblossom said...

You will walk on that water, woman. Just to show off. ;-)

annell said...

Won't drown, won't let it get you down. I could sing it all day long!!

Ellecee said...

I like the building of her certainty, she's not giving in,, :-)

Magaly Guerrero said...

Life is so much more enjoyable (are precious) when we dance to our own tune... and don't drown *reaches for her dancing shoes and shimmies her hips*.

rallentanda said...

Looks like you're stickin' to your guns Missy:)

Rommy said...

I love how you incorporated a musical feel to your piece!

Vivian Zems said...

Fighting words...love it!

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