Black & Kinky Amongst Brown Waves

napowrimo challenge: 21 of 30
April 22, 2011, 8:27 pm
Filed under: mental health, self reflection


for today’s writing exercise i tried my hand at a Persian poetic form called a ghazal. couplets, repeating phrases and a tendancy towards longing… here goes!

releasing fear
(c) 2011 by margaux delotte-bennett

tentative steps become giant leaps when one is releasing fear
a heart hungry for comfort seldom sleeps when one is releasing fear

gripping firmly on terror can cause ashen hands to cramp
relaxing one’s grip causes fingers to slip through moments releasing fear.

sight is limited by what is now known, though possibilities always abound
timidity aside, eyes quicken to spy a new vision releasing fear

as children we seldon knew worry; and horror slowdanced with delight
as the years run by, when did our childish eyes become consumed with releasing fear?

i stand at the ready, hands clear, eyes steady with no interest in living in dread
because living requires trust and courage, dear margaux, and pure joy in releasing fear.


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