29 February 2008

Writer's Island 02/29/08 "Empowered"


Declaration

by Constance



Exultation—

Exclamation—

Hear now what I say!

From this day forward

I shall not be afraid.



No more dread of laughter,

no more fear of pain

It’s time to start the process

of living

once again.



I don't know who pushed,

and caused me down

to slide, but

I have my suspects,

they're living deep inside.




26 comments:

Greyscale Territory said...

Love the wry " I have my suspects". Lovely drama with a touch of mild amusement.

Smiles and Light

Constance said...

greyscale - thanks! I suffer from the inability to be totally serious about anything... :)

Cricket's Hearth said...

I agree with greyscale - powerful drama softened by humor - excellant!

Richard said...

Ha! Like the humorous self-criticism with the the anthem to freedom. A friend of mine said, "I take life really seriously; I just don't take myself that seriously." Or as another friend said, "Flaky, yet moist."

UL said...

this was very nice...really enjoyed it

Constance said...

Thanks Cricket's Hearth!

Constance said...

richard- seriousness is overrated. :)

Constance said...

ul - thank you. :)

gautami tripathy said...

It is very deep in its simplicity.

teachers bleed too

paris parfait said...

Love the humour injecting a serious subject with a dose of optimism.

Meghan said...

I love it. It really speaks to me and I enjoy the shot of dry humor in it too!

Constance said...

guatami - thanks!

Constance said...

paris - that's me, Little Miss Sunshine with her own personal raincloud. *g*

Constance said...

meghan - thanks! Glad the dry humor worked for everyone. Sometimes it falls flat on it's--

:)

anthonynorth said...

An important point can often be made best with a touch of humour.
Excellent.

Constance said...

Anthony - thanks - see above mentioned inability to be serious. :)

keith hillman said...

Sinister with a smirk! I like it.

Constance said...

keith- thanks!

Jeques said...

When we are in trouble, the easiest way is to look outside to find someone or something to blame, but yeah, have we tried to look inside?

Realization.

We get better result knowing where the faults are coming and doing something about it. It is us who would benefit more in the end.

I wish you well.

~ Jeques

Rob Kistner said...

Just excellent! ...and may you empower yourself fully, that your 'self-talk' always lift you up... ;)

Constance said...

Jeques - thanks for your thoughtful commentary. Self realization is great cannon fodder for poems - as long as they don't lapse into the maudlin...

Constance said...

Rob - Thanks for the great thoughts!

Carla said...

Terrific stuff!

Constance said...

Thanks, Carla!

Thinking aloud said...

wowie!! what a lovely pep talk..something i need to tell myself on those cloudy days...

Constance said...

Thinking Aloud - thanks! Glad you got something out of it. :)