Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Finding Your Voice

Had a very interesting class today at our Writer's WORDshop about finding your VOICE-your authentic self then expressing it in some creative mode like art or writing. We took an existing poem then rewrote it using dialogue. Here's my revision:


Look, she's standing there
afraid to move, frozen in time.

Doesn't she know
what could lie ahead...
glorious vistas to discover
as well as challenging
trials to overcome.

Yet she sits silently
without motivation
fearful of failing...
stopped by not trying.
She may never find her voice.

Hidden deep inside covered
by layers of self doubt, waiting.
Courage, life awaits dear child.
Do not avoid it out of fear,
find and speak your truth.

7 comments:

gremhog susan.hatch@gmail.com said...

I think this about sums up me and my traveling fears.

Deborah Godin said...

Interesting exercise, and good poems.

dellgirl said...

Very interesting, Lin. This is a great exercise.

Jean said...

Wonderful photos of Nevada and Utah. Wow. What spectacular mountains.

ramblingwoods.com said...

Your authentic self? I don't think I have heard that term before. Interesting..I don't know that I will ever be able to use written words to describe it...Hmm..You got me thinking on that one...

mom/caryn said...

hmmmm.... so much here to think about. From "Yet she sits" all the way through "speak your truth"...

This is going to require some cerebration. Useful. Your words are lovely, true... but the word to describe this poem for me is useful.

I'm sure I'll re-read it many times.

moosh said...

Oh Oh So true. The fear of faliure holds me back but I try to shake it off and move forward. I really have nothing to lose except the fear itself.