The Power Of The Written Word
Poetry – My Last Moments – Just as a song can draw us into its melody and connect us to the power at its core – a well crafted poem can deliver a message of hope, despair, humour, love, honour, kinship or compassion. A poet can move us to tears or laughter and with just one phrase – transport us to a time long past or an event about to take place.
Poems don’t need to be long or short – comical or serious – motivational or inspirational. The beauty of a poem is that it can just “be”. It serves no master and has no agenda. A poem just looks out at the world – from its place on the written page – and allows us to interpret its message from the perspective of our individual life experiences. As has been so insightfully said – “no two people ever read the same book” – the same is true of poetry.
My Last Moments
By – Rosemary Wright
When I was small and had no say
My life was changed one dreadful day
My fault they say – I didn’t obey
So again and again I had to pay
Confined and beaten – starved and alone
My heart is defeated – I’m raw to the bone
My will fails me – my strength is done
I see the flash of the knife and I watch the gun
My death is near – the pain now sweet
My spirit surrenders in total defeat
My breath is slow – ragged and lost
My body sags – can’t you see the cost?
I know in my soul as I cease to feel
My broken parts can start to heal
I’m flying now
I’m running now
I’m swimming now
I’m free …