Thursday, December 18, 2014

Yesterday Was

Yesterday was such a great book study.  I believe it was the best book study that I have ever been a part of frankly.  Two colleagues and I discussed the book Quiet and made our own Quiet revolution in our discussion.  It was so cool to be able to connect for 3 and half hours discussing our introverted lives and understanding why we are the way we are.  We aren't apologizing anymore and thinking that we have a problem.  Introvertism is a gift that needs to be explored.  Epiphanies were had and freedom was just at my finger tips.  I wrote this poem today to celebrating these epiphanies.  Hope you enjoy it and "get it."

Free
By Maureen Ucles

Trudging
Smudging
Rather pudgy
Looking
Based on the
Weight I gained
Seemed so insane
The stress
Worry
In such a hurry
To get to…
Today

Today
I have gone
Closed the door
Turned the key
No more worries,
Not for me
No more pain
No, not in the least
I am
Completely
Unequivocally
Surprisingly
Free
Free like MLK
or maybe LBJ
Returning home to Cleveland
Not a care
Not a worry
Simply
Utterly
Free



Free like lunches
Served up piping hot
at  
soup kitchens
homeless shelters
Free like…
Government cheese
Grilled to perfection
Free like…
Free like...
That would be...
That would be
ME!
Open the gates
Let the shackles fall
Down, down, down
This is surreal
Mind blowing
In slow motion
Under water
No noise do I hear
‘cept sweet serenity
PEACE
Just like me
So free

Let the cell walls crumble
I'm a
Walking out
Solitary confined me
No more
Light of day
Sears my eyes
Doesn’t matter
In the least
‘cause baby
I am free
On my own
Free like a bird
In the Southern sky
In December
Free
Water all up in my eyes
Face and cheeks
Baptismal font
Free



Simply free
Am I
To be more
Do more
Be ME!
Out of the box...
Look out y'all!

Feels…
Some kinda good,
all the way to great
maybe
All of the above
Elevating
Strolling
Out of controlling
My emotions

Spectacularly free!

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