We’re all born malleable lumps of clay.
Full of hidden nuggets of unformed gold.
Strawmen built of experience strands of hay.
Able to ourselves shape, reshape and mold.
Rebuild from the ruins, rise from the ashes.
Take trauma and rare origami gems fold.
To withstand tormenting flashbacks flashes.
Find meaning when all seems utterly lost.
Capture fleeting hope that by us dashes.
Change orbit to no longer be star-crossed.
Listen to the voice in our hearts and soul.
Let passion heal, lift our spirits aloft.
Let hurt go, take charge, be in control.©RedCat
Reassemble the pieces to a new whole.
Written for this week’s Sunday Muse.
Also shared with Writers’ Pantry #74: Words, words, glorious words.
Written in the Terza Rima pattern. Which I tried a few times before.
In Raven Dream Flight, Open, Accept, Surrender and In The Badger Sett.
This holds wisdom and beauty on every line RedCat! A magnificent write for the prompt my friend and the rhyme is wonderful! So glad to see you at the Muse this week!
So wise, and so beautifully rhymed. I enjoyed the second and third read as much as the first!
“Take trauma and rare origami gems fold” – Great image!
This was a strong wise write, full of depth snd insight.
Stanza by stanza … a masterpiece. I loved it.
Reassemble, regroup, revive! Love the photo, too.
Really very beautiful! It’s all about being whole again. No matter what. :-)
Resilience so well depicted!
How I love the idea of remaking ourselves!
This is fantastic! Every line is good. My favorite might be, “Change orbit to no longer be star-crossed.” That’s the goal. <3
This shines like a diamond: “Take trauma and rare origami gems fold.”
Beautiful piece full of wisdom and hope
And we can, takes lots of willpower and stamina, can’t get lazy or bored.
Nice thoughts, I think some are born with them.
Vivid hymn to the ability to change! Love the way the poem seemed to make the reshaping a dance.
“Strawmen built of experience strands of hay” Love that line. We evolve or stay stagnant. Deep meaning in your words. Words I needed today.
So much wisdom in this amazing poem.