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Momentary Freedom (A Free Verse Rambling)

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posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 09:54 PM
Awhile back I made mention of the fact that I normally write in free verse. I also said I might, one day, share a bit of if with the ATS community. Well... A few minutes ago the urge to write took me and I jotted the following down. I can't really call what I do work, in any real sense, as the words usually just kind of fall out of me. So, here's a glimpse inside my mind and whatever it does when I'm not paying attention.

Momentary Freedom

something stirs, and shocks me
the stillness of the night is broken
and, for a moment, I am brought back from my thoughts.

this is my world
this is my place
the land without light
the cold and quiet realm of nightime
the only caress that truly reaches me

soon it passes
this distraction
and I fall back to my wakeful dreaming

I am many things
to many people
the implied labels hanging like frayed bumper stickers
on the tattered form of my soul
some of these labels bring me pride
others have left scars
but they are mine
most deserved
some distressing
all valid in a certain light

maybe this is why I prefer the night
it strips the words away
the darkness hides the scars
and the words that carved them
gone... all gone and even the glare of the moon
cannot bring my gaze to them

here I am who I am
here I exist on my own terms
and terminology

here I know the truth of myself
and am freed by it
no expectation
no judgment
just the perfection of my imperfected self
even my own delusions waver
because the darkness never lies
it's too stark and honest for that
deprivation is the ultimate truth
still the senses
and the mind resolves
it sees
i see
and I am renewed

until something else from without my world
and shocks me back once again


posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 09:59 PM
Sweet, I like your writing style. I also liked the sort of, 'thumping of the chest' of this piece. bravo.

posted on Jan, 16 2011 @ 10:08 PM
Epic insight from your poem, HEFF!

You're a poet and don't even know it... or maybe you do. S + F!

posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 12:13 AM
Touching, truthful.

posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 02:28 AM
Awesome poem,Heff

posted on Jan, 17 2011 @ 03:10 AM

What more can I say?


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