Friday is here, woot!
Today I take part in Kellie Elmore’s Free Write Friday project. Kellie gives her readers a prompt each week and we write a poem, story, or other creative piece based on what we see or read. This week, the prompt is a black-and-white photo of a tornado.
Here is the photo and then the poem I wrote, based on the image, follows below.
This is christyb wishing you a Friday that has calm weather and smooth lines of kindness.
Storms, Bullies, Wine
Bring on the bullies.
Bring on the women with drunken minds who
Dunked their thoughts into pails of sour apples
As they bit away years before they ever met me.
Bring on the black-and-white complexes
That they think bear no shadows, when
I know that what really counts are
Their foul smells
(I can count how many times I pushed their armpits away).
Bring on the bullies,
For I am full of belief
That my scent trumps their viewpoints like a fine wine,
Without a wave of guilt
(I pulled the sink plug a long time ago).
Bring on their slurred questions
That I meet with a writing pad, its pages
Filled with words of peace
For the many pieces of my past,
As I swim in waters full of migrating self-acceptance.
©2013 Christy Birmingham
- Eliminate Bullying with True Colors (poeticparfait.com)
- #FWF Free Write Friday: Writing Wrongs (kellieelmore.com)