Halfway Home – Rediscovered Poetry Break

But like a tap on the shoulder… a whisper in my ear…” just start” ….

From a Facebook post Jan 31st 2021 – Again I almost didn’t write. I wasn’t “in the right headspace” But like a tap on the shoulder… a whisper in my ear…” just start” the rules of the road say I don’t worry about quality…just quantity. And I’ll be honest I felt a little raw…(4 hours of improv class will do that) I was “drained”

but I opened up the page and just wrote… POEM. and well … here is another first draft poem

Halfway Home

There was a poem that as a child felt like home

Halfway down the stairs, it went

Not up or down

Away but here

It wrapped me in understanding

And made me feel less alone

I followed those words

To worlds made real

In chapters of mystery

In rhymes of fantasy

In the magic of fiction

Dreams seemed possible

The world felt welcoming

Each day I’d walk by that step

On the way to school

And I would lift my chin

Leave behind my sacred space

To battle with reality

But that step

It was always there

The words. The words were always there.

I’ve forgotten the words sometimes

But they, they have never forgotten me

Found Poetry Break – The Well

Poetry I wrote during my first round of The Artist’s Way

From a FB post Feb 12, 2021  · 

The well for so long dry

Bubbled up

A small but steady stream

First heard and not seen

Doubt clouded movement

Scarcely able to start

as dry cracked lips were licked

In hope and anticipation

Crawling at first

Wary

Unsure

Disbelieving

Closer and closer drawn

To the dry well

Finally comprehending

It was never dry

Just deep

in need of Priming

Waiting patiently for

Recognition

For coaxing

For nurturing

And support

With gentle

Yet powerful

Nudges

The well

Springs easily

Back to life