After The Fact

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #232 – Motivation:  Strength
“Through our lives we learn what we do best. And we also come to know what drags us down: our strengths and weaknesses. We can choose to breeze through the good times; we might struggle through the not-so-good times. But we find it is always better to deal from a position of strength. Give it your best shot, with your best shot. Be it physical, spiritual or mental, use your strength as motivation and pen your poem!”

I never see myself as strong
until a stressful event has passed,
demanding decisions, right or wrong.
Born under sign of Aries, a laugh.

When my life is feeling settled,
I rerun occurrences in my head.
Moves, deaths, traumas–prove my mettle.
Why can’t I feel strong, while in midst I tread.

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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