The #Free Write Friday Prompt from Kellie Elmore this week is about running away; finding your freedom from something that stands in your way.
Here’s my offering.
(And I promise to write something more prose-like soon.)
Thanks for visiting …
I don’t think so
I’ve done all the running
All the hiding
All the cursing, swearing, complaining, grovelling, unloading
I’m ever going to do
The truth is
You no longer exist
In the sphere of my
Your loathsome ways,
Your selfish victimized
State is something with
Which I am done.
I shall not run.
But you should.
Copyright Aimwell CreativeWorks 2013
17 thoughts on “#Free Write Friday: Run Away”
Now that’s a refreshing, and healthy, take on it! Well penned.
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it. … Thanks for visiting and taking the time to leave a comment. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Excellent — I have been there and know these words so well!
It’s great when you arrive at a place in your life where you can say them. … Thanks for the comment. Be well, Dorothy 🙂
I like the reversal of roles in who should be running! Nicely done Dorothy! Keep standing firm!
Thanks, Mark. 🙂
I love it! I have felt this way before! NO more running! Great fun read with the last 2 lines like a hand in the face. Ah! The power of words.
Thank you! I agree, words are very powerful and have an impact, even when we least expect. This is why I feel strongly about the way they’re used. Self-awareness is key. Sadly few people understand this. … Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
It always seems to me that when I try to run away from things, I discover they’re attached to me.
I believe that’s true for all of us. I got tired of running and my experience with adrenal fatigue during the past couple of years has forced me to stand still and look my troubles in the eye. I’m grateful. … Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
Stand your ground, and moving swift to arrest pursuer in the opposite direction to their expectations. Strong in conversation 🙂
Yes, always a great feeling to catch your assailant off guard. 😉 … Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
What a fierce poem!
Yes, I suppose the pacing gives it its intensity ~ that and the subject matter. The sense of running while standing still and facing the “obliviot” (oblivious idiot). Strength. Resolve. Determination. … Thanks for visiting and leaving a thought provoking comment. … Be well, Dorothy 🙂
I shall not run
but you should
Thanks, Kellie! 🙂
my pleasure ♥