Friday, April 1, 2011

Y is for Saying Yes

I’ve cried yes to childhood dreams
to hopes, desires, promises implied
only to capture, cage, stifle them
by burying deep inside

I’ve shouted yes to magic spells
enchantments invoked, conjured, cast
captivating, bewitching me;
part of wizarding man’s craft

I’ve whispered yes to forbidden fruit
harvested, fermented from vintner’s vine
a potion to numb my fears;
courage from bottled wine

Yearning to find a way out
of messes my yesses have wrought
gathering tools, weapons, skills
as internal battle is fought

I’ve learned the only yes that counts
is to Spirit, Father, and Son
for all that’s truly necessary
is Their will, not mine, be done


I found "Y" to be particularly difficult this go round. I struggled to come up with enough words beginning with Y to make write a prose of any sense. So instead, I'm offering something a little different from my usual alliterative "alphabet style". I based a poem around one word. I'm not sure if it's successful or not, but it is what it is. Enjoy. 


Jenny Matlock


Judie said...

Polly, I know that when I come to your site, I will always be moved by your words.

Splendid Little Stars said...

Whatever you write is so amazing. No little comments here could ever express that adequately. Your Yes poem is beautiful, stunning as always. I love it so much, I must share it.
♥ Margaret

Bubba said...

Is this good? YES! :)

Willoughby said...

I think it was very successful! I like it very much!

Jackie said...

Fiat ! God's will , nothing more , nothing less, nothing else , please :)

That was excellent !

Brian Miller said...

and sometimes that means saying no...smiles.

Maxwell Mead Williams Robinson Barry said...

let God decide,
as for you, simply write...

enjoyed your beautiful thoughts.

KDL said...

Successful? I should say so! And I absolutely agree...nothing else will even begin to satisfy. Thank you!

Jenny said...

OK, the clock is ticking. I think you need to submit an anthology of your journey through the Alphabet to a publisher. Each one has been a soul searching gem.

Your writing is amazing, Miss P. You know I'm a fan!

Thanks for linking.



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