For The Sunday Whirl poetry prompt: Wordle #194
revolution, new, resolve, sing, shelter, review,
design, shine, belief, dedicated, win, turn
And Poets United poetry prompt: Poetry Pantry#233
Review at 68
I sing now, only on paper.
Used to open my mouth
make music that won
attention, turning the heads
of those who would listen.
This writing thing seems a rather new
revolution, a shiny design once thought
to be only momentary shelter, no more
than distraction, mayhap delusion.
Something to do while waiting
for life to resolve itself
into more permanent purpose,
perhaps even dedication.
Thirty years, I have danced along
this twisted wordy path, always believing
somewhere ahead I would find that brass
ring and grab it. Not allowing myself
to fully understand that writing itself
has always been the only, and ultimate,
Elizabeth Crawford 1/4/15
Notes: The New Year means making resolutions for most people. Many years ago, I made a resolution not to do that traditional thing, because eight or nine times out of ten, I’d fail to follow through and start the year off not liking myself very much. Instead, I use the first days of the year to quietly review the past year, allowing myself to see the changes and accomplishments garnered during that time. However, this year, just as the old was being rung out and the new was squalling its entrance, I was given a gift in the form of a new friend who has lifted my spirits and brought a wealth of inspiration with him.
Some of you are aware that my oldest daughter has been here, almost daily to help me with running errands and cooking and cleaning. Just over two months ago she was diagnosed with a progressive form of MS and is now in a Nursing Home doing physical therapy and is unable to walk without the aid of a leg brace and walker. This has meant drastic changes for both of us. John helped me a great deal by reminding me of who and what I truly am and bringing the light of new awareness. Thank you.