defining moments

you drew these lines in the sand, not me.

thought you could box me in i think

but i am not so simple

not so easily defined

not so ready to be so still

and i’m not sure if you hope that i will cross them

or if you’d rather that i hurdle them

but either way, you know, you know

i’m not just going to stand here

and wait until my feet take root

when i’m so thirsty.

8 Responses to “defining moments”

  • Debi Says:

    First of all, I am in love with this image – don’t ask me to explain, I can’t; I just love it. And then those words. Oh my. Goodness.

    you know, you KNOW . . . I LOVE this!

  • Debi Says:

    I can just see you with your eyes narrowed as you deliver this message. Oh yeah.

  • beth Says:

    ohhhhh……this is sweet poetry !

    wanting and needing becomes demanding and sometimes that’s just how we women are !

    “nobody puts baby in the corner”…….OR…….”nobody draws a line in the sand for me”

    wow….i just totally felt your poem and maybe you meant something terribly different, but this is where i went……

    • Mrs. Mediocrity Says:

      nobody puts baby… that made me laugh and you are pretty close, but that’s what i love about poetry, the reader always gets to decide what it means to them… and thank you

  • Vonda Says:

    I need this poem…I need someone I know to read this poem and I will feel so much better…I guess that makes it a really, really good poem.

  • Marcie Says:

    Such a perfectly simple abstract image. And – your words. So inspiring!!!

  • Becky Says:

    Wow. Love this — thanks for the link. I’m adding you to my blog roll, everyone needs to know you.

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