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

Thursday, June 6, 2019


I listen to photos,
commune with wings,
and hear trees sing
from the woods
beyond my door.

Determined to move
past negative words
spoken to break my will
I ink a path through
their chaos and rise
on the strength of
my own worth.

The burden of opinions
are not mine to nurse
or allow to mold me
into their caricature.

Nature is my resurrection,
my holy space where healing
doesn’t ask me to recite failure.
It accepts me exactly as I am.


Sherry Blue Sky said...

Susie, you and I are on the same wavelength today. Your poem is beautiful.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

This is absolutely stunning in its positive vibes, Susie!😍😍 I love; " I ink a path through their chaos and rise on the strength of my own worth."

Fireblossom said...

And that is as good a reason as i need to love nature!

Ella said...

I love it, Susie! I felt like you are the Shaman chanting to us, to extract the gifts around us and see with our soul, not our eyes! I love the line: "I ink a path through their chaos and rise on the strength of my own worth." Your poem reminds us-we must rise above what causes us harm: word by word; poem by poem! Thank you, it is beautiful!!

Jim said...

It is a good feeling to not be criticized, better still to have a place to go where that won't happen. Mother Nature is even forgiving although she does have her rules. There are a few other measures, some pretty drastic.

Margaret said...

"The burden of opinions
are not mine to nurse"

and then the closing! Yes, nature is the first church, I think. I do love my physical church, but nature feeds the soul as well. I think you embody this poem - your struggle - your overcoming of the past!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I really love this poem. The voice is so sure and strong. I get a very strong sense that the speaker is at one with self and purpose.

purplepeninportland.com said...

Love this poem, Susie! Powerful determination throughout.

robkistner said...

This was strong Susie! I love your embrace of nature, and your strength of conviction to be who you are, and not some caicature. Excellent write!

grapeling said...

reads like a mantra, Susie - a good one, at that ~


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