Sunday, August 14, 2011

A Fairly Odd Woman

She was born on a hardship morning

when the cold settled

into the valleys

and surrounding hills

and knuckles of the old ones

She grew like the wild grass

the way things grow when they are left alone

to grow naturally

at one point she learned manners

societies rules

they nearly destroyed her

but not quite

for she learned to dance in the rain

to take midnight walks

to savor her own soul

she learned that every moment breathes

with the opportunity to invent who you are

so she succored and she treasured

each moments lesson

and ever so slowly life claimed her

as one of its own

and she became all that she had learned;

kindness

gentleness

wisdom

like rocket fueled boosters

falling away once theyve done their job

she learned and let go

she took that wild ride to places unknown

steered only by the stars

and the universe that created them

18 comments:

  1. OOOooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.........
    loved this.......

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  2. Very nice!! This is my favorite line: "and she became all that she had learned".

    Teresa

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  3. Bout time I wrote something huh?

    Thanks you wonderful ones for checking in on me!

    Indie

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  4. Interesting and thought-provoking ... I look forward to more of your lovely writing , Indie !

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  5. Very well written, thanks for sharing. Have a lovely sunday .Keep up the fantastic work! Visit me too. Greetings!

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  6. This poem makes me happy, I think because it reminds me of me. :o)

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  7. elegant..

    keep your gem light on, bless you.

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  8. a charming sentiment, well done.

    see you next Monday,

    take good care.

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  9. Happy December,

    you are such a gem to BB.
    Smiles.

    keep up the excellence.
    You rock.

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  10. Very nice write!
    http://charleslmashburn.wordpress.com/2012/01/04/cinnamon/

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  11. dance in the rain,
    smiles.
    love the imagery of it.

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  12. one learns visa experiences and become well rounded indeed.

    a job well done.

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  13. An encouraging, empowering poem and a great read. Thanks for linking it to the slam at Bluebell Books.

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  14. thought provoking, glad to see you in,

    have a blessed new year.

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  15. Wonderfully done! I love to dance in the rain and jump in puddles. I have become a better me, because of what I've learned and how I've used it. This could be my story. I loved reading it! Be blessed.

    http://elizena-lovingmycreator.blogspot.com/

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