Life

The World Just Changed

A changing world,

of yours or mine,

to me it’s all the same

 

Renewed, restored or altered,

dismantled or reset

Normality will never be

as before, by change beset

 

By some memories

I am tainted

By some

I’m coloured in

The outline of my changing path

Contains it all, within

28/10/2014

The Thorns of Freedom

The thorns

Of grief and woe

Of trial and misery

Of shame and doubt

Of darkness, hopelessness, helplessness

 

The pain

Of laceration

Of piercing

Of lancing

Of pressure, puncture, sunder

 

The relief

Of baggage

Of irritation

Of criticism

Of angst, distress, mistrust

 

The freedom

Of peace

Of hope

Of faith

Of the scarred, healed, restored

 

26/10/2014

Your Story

Since reflecting on TED talk by

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, ‘The Danger of a Single Story’

 

You are not a single story

You’re not one day, or year, or scene

You’re not an isolated statement

Nor one act, or choice, belief

 

You’re not defined by one relationship

Whether healthy, whole or torn

You are not your job entirely

Not your sport, school, song or storm

 

You’re not the family who bore you

Not those who raised, rejected or embraced

Neither those you’ve borne and chosen

Nor the one’s you wish would be the case

 

You’re not the nation you were born in

Nor the air space, nor the sea

Not the style of hair and body

Whatever they may be

 

You are, who you are

You will be, who you’ll be

You are every piece within your journey

Just as it is for me

 

22/8/2014