Cracking A Shell

Written for:  Poets United Midweek Motif~Starting Over  (posted by Susan)
Write a new poem in which you sing of starting over. Or call it by its other names: reboot, renew, recommence, take two, going back to the drawing board, etc.

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”
~Joseph Campbell

“The beginning is always today.”
~Mary Shelley

Wash that blue out of my heart,
send anxiety on a trip.
Shower me with sunflowers,
water and warmth will grow
a genuine smile–turn up my lips.

Old year is gone, though not all grief,
but depression is boring,
draining both body and mind.
I must stop my tears, look ahead
to one shining red leaf, my mooring.

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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14 Responses to Cracking A Shell

  1. susanstoo says:

    Oh, lovely! I identify completely. Can’t get rid of the boring depression all at once, but if your first verse is possible, and the mooring is in view, the new will have a chance. Thank you!


  2. Sumana Roy says:

    I have to love your mooring point. Lovely.


  3. sanaarizvi says:

    I love this so much! There are so many heart-stirring images here “Wash that blue out of my heart,” and “one shining red leaf, my mooring.” Sigh.. we live in hope and take a chance one day at a time.


  4. Vicki says:

    A beautiful poem, Sara. I love the quotes also.


  5. Khaya Ronkainen says:

    The second stanza is affecting. But the closing line is hopeful. Beautifully penned.


  6. oldegg says:

    How beautifully this poem is written.


  7. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Thanks for a new way to look at depression: boring!


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