After finding a poem I love for my creativity journal, my next exercise was to write my own poem.
Don’t overthink it. Just create an image or a moment with words. Remember, you are creative. Embrace that creativity and give it a go.
In line with my most recent posts on my relationship with alcohol, the subject for my poem was not far away!
Battle of Wills
You stand before me in anticipated silence,
your firm rounded shoulders willing me to take a hold.
The silence between us is deafening.
You stare at me, and I stare back at you – which one of us will cave in first?
I want to grab you tightly around your neck; I want to twist it until I hear that satisfying series of cracks.
You will not offer a sound, satisfied that you have won.
Sighing, I reach out and touch your cold shoulder.
It’s time for you to lay back down,
It’s time for me to walk away,
Knowing that this time I have won.