Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte


on January 23, 2016

It came upon me, pulled me back
Writer eclipsed by other selves.
Grandmother, mom, budget minder
Guardian of aging body
Existing in a prose-bound life.

I eked out a few haiku
Just to see the gift was there
But not enough to spur me on.
Trusty dawn sky stripes of pink
Nowhere seen in dull gray clouds.

Family drama for a while
Filled my heart, took energy.
Found new friend to minister
To some health related needs.
Things were smoothing out.

Then from the blue a whammy day.
Son lost job. I might lose tooth.
I was surprised to feel peace.
Son had long feared he’d be fired.
Second shoe dropped. New start ahead.

As for my tooth, a close call
Root canal did the trick.
Today I write prosaic stuff
In poetic verse of sorts.
I learn to write I must just write.

21 responses to “Metamorphosis

  1. Eileen says:

    Oh yes! You captured my life perfectly, including finally making a truce with reality that brings peace even when my life springs new leaks. Glad I found your blog.

  2. jabrush1213 says:

    There is much energy that was captured in this poem that was fixed with a trip to the dentist.

  3. I liked this! Haiku has certainly honed your images. Good job, Girl

  4. I really love these poems or verse that talk about your life and let us know more about you. You talk about every day things and struggles and it hits home with me! It is also lovely and poetic! xx

  5. Azul Zaffre says:

    Sorry about the drama…and yes, we must write regardless πŸ™‚

  6. Your work is so personal and real. it’s a pleasure to read. I hope everything works out. ❀ Here's to being at peace no matter what life brings us. ((hugs))

  7. InfiniteZip says:

    Haiku is good, just always seem to have more words that need to fit between syllables. Love he longer stuff as it speaks volumes on how everyone has their days and hurdles. Liked this a lot too😊

    • vivachange77 says:

      Thanks for your comment on haiku and longer writings. Longer writings come from deeper inside me. I think each has its place. I appreciate your reading so many of my posts. πŸ™‚

      • InfiniteZip says:

        For some reason you’re not showing up in my email, when I get high speed internet again in two weeks or so, I have to switch you over to mail delivery. Just to like a blog, it takes ten minutes, pinging off of cell towers with the iPad Internet….takes for-ev-er….I enjoyed what I read and look forward to more too. Peace and love, K

  8. vivachange77 says:

    Peace, love and best wishes for your renewed high speed internet. ❀ Viva

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