OctPoWriMo OctPoWriMo 2015 Poetry

Explore Your Wild Side

I don’t know about y’all, but I’m having a fairly decent day. I took the younger boys to the park while my second oldest is at a band competition, and in a few hours my neighbors are throwing a party and they’ve invited us. The kids get to play while the adults have wine and chat. So, today’s poetry challenge prompt definitely made me smile. Write wild today. Explore your wild/primal side and let it loose in your writing.

Here’s the kicker…I had the hardest time thinking of anything to write for it. That may have been due to the fact that I didn’t actually feel like writing for it because I felt like acting on it instead. Seriously. I had my dancing music on and I wanted to be dancing, not writing. But I did eventually get something put on paper despite that restless gypsy blood surging through my veins.

So here it is, along with one of the songs that makes my pulse race, feet tap, and blood burn with Morgan’s wild wind. And yes, I totally laid claim to Morgan’s wild wind idea because I loved it so much. She gets all the credit though. Thank you, Dear One.


xo Jesi




I Hear the Wild Wind

By Jesi Scott


I hear the wild wind singing in my veins-

Break your chains

Break your chains

It sings, and I feel a rush in my blood.


I feel the wild wind trip-trapping through my nerves-

Rounding my curves

Rounding my curves

Strummed like a Spanish guitar.


I dance with the wild wind streaming through my hair-

Join me if you dare

Join me if you dare

Lose your inhibitions and love me, or beware.


I hear the wild wind singing in my veins-

Break your chains

Break your chains

It sings, and desire rushes through my blood.


Jesi Kay
Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at www.octpowrimo.com.

11 Replies to “Explore Your Wild Side

    1. Thank you. I was a little concerned I may have ended too soon and that I should have added one more stanza but it felt right this way. So I left it. πŸ™‚

  1. This is an amazing piece of writing – the flow, the beat, the movement … it all combines to absolutely perfect effect.

    “I feel the wild wind trip-trapping through my nerves-”

    What an awesome and fascinating line – trip-tapping …. great creation! πŸ™‚

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