#NaPoWriMo – Day 28

Wow, this month has gone fast. Only two more days and National Poetry Month will be over. Today’s prompt at NaPoWriMo is to write a poem that tells a story backwards.

Finally Free

Today her wings finally unfolded, allowing her to soar

She finally learned to trust in herself and what she knew to be true

Remained open and caring, all the while growing wiser

Her heart-even when wounded almost to the point of shattering

Little by little her eyes opened to the fact that often she was the one they turned to

She believed them for a while, and continued to question and punish herself for decades

When they told her that the things that she saw and knew were all in her imagination

Or worse yet- when they told her that her intuition and ability to “see” were evil

Even though the doctors all said that it it wasn’t

They would tell her that her pain was all in her head-or that she was weak

Making her feel less than, somehow inferior for many reasons

Telling her to suck it up and comparing her to themselves incessantly

How people could be so cruel and heartless, calling her weird

Wondering why she had to be so different from everyone else

She dwelled for so long in darkness and uncertainty

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