OctPoWriMo,  OctPoWriMo 2015,  Poetry

OctPoWriMo Day 6-Freedom

I hope my offering for today’s OctPoWriMo prompt more than makes up for my lack of a creative title for this post. I’m afraid my energy is a bit low today so the brain-box isn’t firing on all cylinders. I hope to get a good night’s rest and come back roaring tomorrow.

Prompt: counting syllables write about what freedom looks like for you.

I’m afraid I didn’t really write about what freedom looks like to me, but I did seriously consider different aspects of freedom. Are we really free? How do you know? Aren’t we all tied to something in some way? And those who consider themselves free spirits, are they really? So I hope my poem is understandable in that sense.

I chose the Pleiades form, one I really like. It is comprised of seven lines containing six syllables each. It’s short but works very well to pack a punch.

See you tomorrow,

xo Jesi


It Makes All The Difference

By Jesi Scott


Freedom is illusion,

for from the day we breathe

our first breath we are chained

to our decisions-

to choose to make the most

of life, or to regret

the paths we did not take.

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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