Thursday, May 28, 2009

Herself

She slipped into the silver gown
the one she wore each day
its silver threads and fabric
had begun to rend and fray

She checked the seams that held her in
and saw they'd ripped and torn
she knew the dress was useless now
the one she'd always worn


She slipped it off, discarded it
on the floor threadbare and worn
the remnants of her facade
ill-fitted, old and torn


There was no gown to mask her now
she stood in barest skin
and realised she felt herself
comfortable within

Authentic now she knew her skin
needed no silver gown
the Goddess that she knew she was
didn't even need a crown

this is the one I am she said
honest true and free
and she slipped into herself one day
and let herself just be




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8 comments:

Audrey said...

Lovely! A "coming of age" kind of poem! I love the way you describe a woman growing into herself.
xoxoxo

April Lindfors said...

You have such a way with words. I really love this poem!

Sara Williams said...

What a fabulous poem, kind of how I felt at the end of 2008 when I finished therapy and actually "liked" myself for the first time in my life.... then I had breast cancer....

Shadow said...

now that's the way to feel!

Reveda Prisha Umankshi Bhatt said...

Dear Breeze,

Sorry for being the odd one out here..I am writing this comment here to spread one call for help far and wide...

It is about a young guy who is fighting for his life...I read about him on http://themadmomma.wordpress.com/2009/05/30/please-help-abhishek/#comments

After reading this, I have already decided to do my bit both financially as well as in spreading the message/call for help. I too have written about him on my blog here-

http://reveda.blogspot.com/2009/05/wwwhelpabhishekcom.html

Request everyone who reads this to do your bit in this just cause...

Eddie Bluelights said...

Great writing ~ Eddie

Rinkly Rimes said...

I love 'she slipped into herself'! I think that is a wonderfully telling line. I to write poetry. Please visit me at

http://rinklyrimes.blogspot.com

spottedwolf said...

YEAH!!! What all the others said..TWICE!!!!