My own way…


July 11, 2011 by Employee of the Fukin Month

Drops of rain

Specs of sand

Wrapped together in a whirlwind.


Patterns that happen

Over and over again


Through it all

A voice

Rings loud and clear

All want to see

All want hear


Some will listen

While others agree

 A few though

Cannot sit passively by


For them – questions arise

As the voice continues to speak

The it’s messages aren’t as easily absorbed


Their thoughts continue…

What does this mean?

What more can the voice possibly say?

How does this affect me?


One of the few parts them self from the crowd

Then waves a hand to the rest before saying:

“Forget this – I’ll choose my own way…”

While seemingly turning to walk away.


Free verse – Poetry Potluck # 43

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33 thoughts on “My own way…

  1. I think being our own unique selves is the best part of being ‘US’ and your prose has said it with such eloquence. Lovely!

    • Miki says:

      Thank you daydreamertoo! I’m not used to free verse, so it was a bit of a challenge. But I enjoyed letting the words flow where they may without having to make it rhyme a nice change that I will have to try more often.

  2. Lisa says:

    I really really like this one Miki. I feel I can relate to these words. I feel people sometime don’t get me. I hide a big part of me from the outside world, show them only what I want them to see. I hide so much of me. Hunter constantly draws me out, it is a tug of war of emotions and maybe that was my pull to him in the beginning. He tries cause he loves me. I hide cause I know no other way. But I am ok with that and who I am at this age. I wish I could willingly offer more of me, but what I give is given out of sincerity, not out of false pretenses. Especially to my friends.

    • Miki says:

      Every poem has an affect and meaning to an individual it’s own way. In your case though I am sure what you took from it was not what or where I was going at on a personal level, I’m glad it opened something up for you. We all have inner battles to face whether we chose to show them or share them doesn’t really matter so long as your being true to yourself. But just to clarify – This poem was more about political and religious matters for me, not relationships with friends or loved ones.

  3. Jingle says:

    be yourself, stay happy.

    we all need uniqueness, thanks for sharing.

  4. dc says:

    Lovely, proud and wise poem

  5. I wonder if anyone found what they were looking for… It’s much to easy to think that simply choosing one way or the other is enough, each person has a difficult path ahead of them if they will really succeed.

  6. share with poets rally if you did not do it yet, bless your talent,

    Happy Writing!

  7. Jingle says:

    welcome, super admirable write, have fun in the rally.

  8. PhotoDiction says:

    Nicely put. Far too many of us keep searching… and searching… and searching. It’s wonderful when we come across those that have the confidence to choose their own way 🙂

  9. becca givens says:

    This quote came to mind as I read it:

    “Pursue some path, however narrow and crooked, in which you can walk with love and reverence.” ~~ Henry David Thoreau

  10. Peggy Nolan says:

    Sounds like you were inside my head during this morning’s meditation…thoughts crashing together…struggling to be heard….vying for ego’s attention.

  11. Unique is good 🙂 …a wise message within your words,
    Great write.

  12. poetryroad says:

    Great job. I am never good at free verse but you have a talent for it! I enjoyed the subject matter!

  13. Seemingly? Awesome touch to a wonderful write.

  14. I agree words of wisdom, beautifully written

  15. Ravenblack says:

    I think that is what I am like. I seem to walk away but I make choices for myself about how I want to be, what I want to do. I feel bad that it looks like I’m leaving friends behind when I do that. I look cold.

    Good poem, the words ring true.

    • Miki says:

      Thank you for stopping by.. It’s not always an easy decision to move on from someone you once held a candle for – whether it’s in friendship or love, possibly both. Either way, the way I see it is we either grow together or a part. Doesn’t make it wrong or right – it’s the journey together where the true learning lays.

  16. Love this. We all need to blaze our own, unique trails. No sheep herds for us!

  17. William Leed says:

    Interesting poem. The challenge for all of us when we decide to do it our way, are we making footsteps or are we just following the path made by those in front of us? For without lifes full experience how are we to know?
    -William Leed-

    • Miki says:

      Thanks! I suppose it lays in the eyes of the beholder. Is there true originality in the world or are we just puppets regurgitating history. The great thing for us is we have a lot of history behind us to learn from. I suppose the point of my poem was meant for just that – choosing my own way based off of what other’s have not. Good luck to you or yours though.

  18. Heaven says:

    Yes interesting indeed… thanks for sharing this form with us ~

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