PAD Challenge #22 For Poetic Asides
The prompt today is to write a poem that takes a stand.
Seems like I’ve been swimming
through this sea of words, forever.
Seeking a solution just beyond
my reach. Always looking
for some sandy beach, where
I can rest, instead of constantly
testing these waters for something
to hold onto. Something of wood
that could hold me up, give me
breathing space, a place where
feet might finally meet solid
ground and sound of lapping
waves would recede, become
no more than lullaby to rock
tired body to sleep, allow it
peace and a bit of contentment.
Some days find myself sinking,
on the brink of drowning, or feel
little fishes nibbling wishes at toes
or tips of fingers. Yet, I linger,
keeping my head just above water
line. Find there is no other space
which fits the grace of who I am,
or feels like home inside this poem,
good or bad, right or wrong,
I am forever writing.
Elizabeth Crawford 11/22/10
*Also for We Write Poems prompt #29 Swimming