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You Are Creative – Write Your Own Poem

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.


By Waking the Wombat

Life - part two; Australia. Having spent the first 39 years of my life in England, with two adult children who don't need me so much, a workaholic husband and a head full of stuff waiting to be unleashed, Waking the Wombat is my place to share life's experiences with you.

3 replies on “You Are Creative – Write Your Own Poem”

Thanks! The funny thing is my mum said she wouldn’t know where to start with writing poetry that doesn’t rhyme and I said I wouldn’t know where to start writing poetry that did! I’m not really a poetry writer but sometimes I find it’s the perfect way to express emotions – thanks again 🙂

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You’re most welcome, Lucy 🙂
I’m in a similar boat to your Mum, I could just about cope with writing very basic poetry that rhymes, I take my hat off to all of you talented writers out there, that can write the non rhyming stuff, proper poetry! 🙂


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