NaPoWriMo Poems 21-30

Poem 21

I leave one toe

pressed 

firmly against the

ground

and try to leap

into faith

with my free foot

I straddle the line between

where I am

and where I want to be

knowing I must

pick a side

I say I'm a believer

but I can't shake my fear of

what will happen

when I let go

and am only holding on

to me.

 

Poem 22

I have spent a long time

growing

and shifting

changing

and evolving

gradually

slowly

moving ever so slightly

wrapped in my

little

cocoon

but now it's time to

unfurl my legs

release my fingers

raise my head

and revel

in my newness

 

 

Poem 23

I didn't know I could

fly

I told myself

silly girl

I replied

what did you think those

wings

were for?

 

Poem 24

no turning back now

the only way out is through

had you forgotten?

 

Poem 25

be still

take comfort in

the quiet

let the seconds

inch by

allow the days

to drag

walk

don't run

enjoy that breath

place your hand

on your chest

let it pulse

in time with

your heartbeat

tomorrow is not going anywhere

 

Poem 26

I strain and pull

words from places I had

buried, places that were

forgotten, places I found under layers of

who I am and

who I was

and

everything

anyone

has ever thought of me including

me

I bring them forth and

dust them off and

polish them until they

shine.

 

Poem 27

Will you still

love me after the world has changed

and I don't need you.

 

Poem 28

Forgiveness

does not require forgetting

The past holds lessons.

 

Poem 29

Freedom is

being able to breath freely

in your own skin

 

Poem 30

I sidle beside her

and almost touch her

but she slips away again

always one step ahead

I call out to her and

promise her things

but when I reach for her

I am grasping for air

I am not sure that

time and I

are friends.

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NaPoWriMo Poems 11-20