This time my loose attempt at creating poetry has been inspired and guided into being by an acclaimed, well versed and passionate UK poet Joelle Taylor. Joelle led a poetry workshop here in Brisbane and I had the pleasure to be there. Thank you Joelle for bringing your significant and raw style of poetry into being and sharing your story with the wider audience. You are a legend and an inspiration 🙂
Here is my piece uncovering the turning point of my extraordinary life experience.
A woman herded behind an office desk
equaling figures balancing out sheets.
One cog in the vending machine of life
Spitting out coke addicts at regular intervals
Undisturbed sheepish existence.
Pages of years gone by.
The thundering storm came uninvited
Breaking the echoes of silence and seclusion
The sky broke in half. Peace and bliss at first.
Massively frightening and uprooting all in a space of a day
The fire came from within and burned all without mercy.
Head spins and heads turn away from the burning image
Deep inside lies the key to salvation of the soul.
Upturned and recycled image of the ego
Holding out its formal reigns.
The illusion of control destroyed.
Free fall into the abyss of life.