I Won’t Dance to Your Song

Written for dVerse Poets,  “Poetry as a vehicle to transport emotions”
Use your poem as a vehicle, an outlet, a mirror for your emotions

A hater of being controlled,
I thought I was being bold
to refuse college, and go away
at eighteen to marry–a price was paid.

It has taken me years of tears
to deal with my rebellion and fears,
to accept that life is not fair.
People say I should have exercised care

when I spoke my mind in the work place,
quitting jobs on impulse with no about-face.
I know I often go against the grain
causing myself and my family pain.

Analyze me? That has been done.
Introspection has not won
me assurance or inner peace,
though, in the cloth of life, I am merely a crease.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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5 Responses to I Won’t Dance to Your Song

  1. Grace says:

    But hopefully you will find your own “crease” or path to your own life ~ Feel free to link up later with our OpenLinkNight at D’verse ~ Thanks for the share Sara ~

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  2. Kathleen Kittleman says:

    You are more than a crease, you are the whole dress!!


  3. Laura Bloomsbury says:

    how well the lines unfolded in such easy going rhymes it was a pleasure to read – ironing out the creases of the past 🙂

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  4. claudia says:

    hey – it’s not bad at all to go against the flow and do what the own belief says – it just needs a bit of wisdom that is gained over the years – ha – i speak from own experience – smiles

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