Thought I'd break the silence over here by posting something I read to my writer's group this evening.
This is a first, as I haven't shared any of my written pieces here. This may not happen again, but we'll see how it goes. I've learned enough to know that I should never, say never.
Your hand is strong.
My will is weak.
I fight to stay upright.
You blow me down, with a single breath.
I stand against the wind on a mountaintop.
Your embrace pulls me down to the rocky ground.
You are my weakness.
You have taken me, and made me yours.
Who do you want me to be?
I wrote this back in January 2010 using a writing prompt from one of the online communities I participate in.
Tonight was the first time I had read the piece out loud to an audience. It is also the first time I am showing this to you. So, it is certainly a night of firsts.
I don't usually write poetry, but the prompt asked for a poem. I like to follow the rules, so I made one.