We’re five days in on a new year and there’s been an exciting change over at the OctPoWriMo (October Poetry Writing Month) site. They’ve changed their name to Poets on the Page and have begun weekly challenges, an awesome beginning in my opinion. I met so many new friends through my first OctPoWriMo (thank you, CJ) and I’m so very glad to see the people behind the curtain continuing with the poetry prompts.
The first prompt is thus: Write for ten minutes asking yourself this question – What if you stop trying to be who you aren’t, let everything that isn’t you drop away, and embrace the real you?
I wrote my response today as I was waiting for one of my kids to get ready for school and instead of answering the question, I basically just re-wrote the same exact question. Honestly, my brain feels a bit fried still from the holidays so you’re fortunate to even get a poem. 😉
I hope you had a great holiday!
By Jesi Scott
Or, not to be.
To be not who or what people think you are
But who you are meant to be.
Unknit yourself from the last stitch to the first
And begin anew
As someone else;
To remove the masks,
Lose all knowledge of yourself,
Be more this, less that,
Make different decisions,
Travel a divergent path…
Who would you be then?
Do you even know who you are now?
To be or not to be-
That has always been the question.