Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Inside Me

Inside me lives
A rumple of emotions
A lover
Wife, mother, sister, daughter
Passionate and caring
Sometimes too much

Inside me lives
Secrets that I’ve kept
For too long
Truth blooming like tulips
A forever battle
Between faith and fear

Inside me lives
A survivor
With a tainted past
An unknown future
Living in today
With dependence on God

©laurie kolp

*Modeled after the poet Cora Coralina

Prompt inspirations:

IGWRT- Kenia’s Wednesday Challenge- celebrate feminine
3WW- dependence, kept, rumple


Other Mary said...

Wonderful Laurie, what you wrote and what you are. xo

Kenia Cris said...

I never doubted you are this amazing woman. Thanks for writing to the prompt. <3

Elizabeth Hernandez said...

Laurie I absolutely love this. OH this is by far one of my favorites that you have wrote.

Margaret said...

A lover
Wife, mother, sister, daughter

Yes, and each requires something quite different...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Beautiful, Laurie. You inspire!

jaerose said...

Maybe it is the mix and unbalance that makes us 'us'..sometimes it's not perfect but it can always be good..Jae

Daydreamertoo said...

It is the struggles we fight and overcome which make us into the person we become. You have grown through all of your trials and become a fine person Laurie.
This is a lovely piece.

Sheilagh Lee said...

'A survivor
With a tainted past
An unknown future'

Surviving the past and continuing are the hardest things of all.Bravo to those who strive and overcoming achieving with the dependence of God
this is a lovely piece

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is spot on with Cora Coralina's honest approach to self-portraits, and explores the seen and unseen facets of womanhood.

Susie Clevenger said...

A beautiful look at what lies have handled the prompt so well.

Mama Zen said...

This is wonderful!

Mystic_Mom said...

This is so wonderful - you handled the topic wonderfully and in her style too! Really great read.

Angel said...

Very heartfelt, hopeful post.

Kay L. Davies said...

Fabulous, Laurie. I love "a rumple of emotions"!

Anonymous said...

i can relate a survivor with a tainted on the by the
grace of God.

oldegg said...

To place "Lover" first makes the reader think a bit but then realise that life is nothing without love of life, husband, children and God. Great poem.

Mary said...

Beautiful poem all around, but the last stanza trumps all!

Anonymous said...

beautiful, Laurie... I like the honest fell of this, the openness, what I think of as a 'take me as I am' poem

Zoe said...

Very nice!! I think it takes courage to open your heart so fearlessly in verse. A beautiful poem for a beautiful heart.

Ella said...

Wonderful, reflective and honest!
I so appreciate your truth!
Well Done~

Wander said...

Very good poem!
Thank you for coming by my place, I also have one of those pasts that you spoke of...but now my past has become one of my greatest assets...


Adura Ojo said...

An affirmative poem of strength and survival. My favourite line - "truth blooming like tulips". Brilliant! I particularly love your poem and that line, Laurie, because most people might associate keeping the truth within - as ugly when it comes from a negative experience. I interpret your poem as rising above that and letting the truth blossom into what that person is or can be.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful gift of writing. And thank you for your lovely comments on my blog.

Brian Miller said...

i am glad utmost that through it all you are a survivor and that carries over to the littles that you are raising as well....let those flowers of who you are bloom...smiles.