Self Analysis

Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #297 – Survival
“Write a survival poem.”

Many of my actions
remain mysteries
to me. Yet, at
my ripe old age
of seventy-one,
some glint-hints
of light show

I have moved
often, and still
ponder the reason(s)
for these moves,
and what justifications
I gave myself.

Low self-esteem
is easy to bathe
in. You have to
get up, dry off.
Even if you never
find the reason(s)
behind this emotion.
Know that you are
a survivor in this life–
in your life.

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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2 Responses to Self Analysis

  1. Beautifully stated. Douglas and I have moved 5 times in 16 years of marriage. I think we have went where God wanted us for a time. Now we are ready to settle down.


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