First Poem For the New Year

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:Β 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. πŸ˜‰

I hope you had a great holiday!

xo Jesi



By Jesi Scott



To be…

Or, not to be.

To un-become.

To be not who or what people think you are

But who you are meant to be.


To un-become.


Unknit yourself from the last stitch to the first

And begin anew

As someone else;

To remove the masks,

Lose all knowledge of yourself,

Start over…

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.


Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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