Writing Prompt #126 “Collage 7″ Rain for Sunshine


It all exploded in my face

The delicate balancing act

I couldn’t maintain

For discovery was hiding

Just around the corner.

No matter how I stepped

It was a time factor.

Fear plagued me

What if’s flooded every thought

I lay awake at night

Wondering when it might ignite

The fury then descending upon me

There was no way I could cover it up.

I dreaded the day, but I knew….

It was coming….

There were so many factors in the final decision

Weighing up pros and cons

When holding on to what I had

Seemed the prudent way forward

Forgo the possibilities

Each ringed with risk.

I’m not brave I told myself

I like security

Reaching out is hazardous

Staying in is safe.

I could sugar coat it all,

Pretend it was nothing

But I knew

The burning in my heart

The longing and want.

Those thoughts had faded long ago.

There was only one way forward.

Leave behind complacency,

Let go of my old life

Step into the unknown

Embrace what I find.

I knew I could

Diffuse potential disaster

Trust the ones around me

Begin to believe in myself.

I am forging a new life

There’s magic in each day

I have pirouetted full circle

Given up rain for sunshine.

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2015/09/27/writing-prompt-126-collage-7%E2%80%B3/

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20 Responses to Writing Prompt #126 “Collage 7″ Rain for Sunshine

  1. What a lovely introspective piece of self-discovery and empowerment!

  2. given up rain for sunshine – I like that! 🙂

  3. Bastet says:

    I too like the positive feel of this lovely poem 🙂

  4. I adore the last four lines.

  5. mandy says:

    I live in rain country, so you know I love your last line 🙂

  6. Lyn says:

    Really enjoyed that, Michael. The last three lines should be on a poster with a picture of someone dancing in the rain with a rainbow in the background 🙂

  7. clothespeggedpat says:

    There is such strength and hope in this piece – the introspection and decisions to review and decide – to continue in complacency and perhaps dread and death – or to choose to embrace the unknown – to court the possibilities of magick – and so a choice was made – in faith and hope – and now, there is flight and freedom in joy.

    Great and inspiring piece Michael 🙂

    • Thanks so much pat for stopping by….hope your day/evening is going well…

      • clothespeggedpat says:

        Oooh … mid-evening …. and I did a “foolish” thing today – and so … I will pay a mighty price for it tomorrow – as I’m already effecting payment now …. but such as it is …. I shall live to see another morning, by the grace of a higher power …. and so yes, all things considered, I’m well enough …. and I hope all is unfolding well for you too 🙂

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