OctPoWriMo OctPoWriMo 2015 Poetry

Learning To Be Free

“Dance, when you’re broken open. Dance, if you’ve torn the bandage off. Dance in the middle of the fighting. Dance in your blood. Dance when you’re perfectly free.”― Rumi

Day 17’s prompt was to write about which stage we are in in correlation to the above quote, and to write in the Cascade form. I am not sure which stage I am in currently. I am in and out of each one so often that it’s hard to know at times. Sometimes, I am several at once, and sometimes, I think, I am none of them. I just am. Currently, I am learning to be still and listen to those who, like Rumi, found joy and peace and wisdom by learning to be still and listen to the voice within. I am beginning to learn how to be “perfectly free.”


A Revelation

By Jesi Scott


Consciousness breathes life into existence;

Reality exists only when we open our eyes-

I am a god awakening.


Our perceptions color the world around us;

What we think becomes our truth-

Consciousness breathes life into existence.


But are our perceptions substantial?

Like dreams, they are not absolute-

Reality exists only when we open our eyes.


I dreamt a world into being, and with

That power came powerful responsibility-

I am a god awakening.

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.

7 Replies to “Learning To Be Free

        1. Lol
          Probably nothing that hasn’t already been thought of. I finished reading Deepak Chopra’s book God: A Story of Revelation. It was good and mind opening.

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