January, 2023, and you know me, always got some creative idea going! I enter the year with prayer, hope and expectation of achieving goals while helping others. That is my pattern of life.
Today, I've been keeping the instrumental version of Best Part on replay while looking at poetry prompts by @CoraLynn.poetry and came up with this spoken word piece using all of her January prompts...
I AM QUITE THE CHARACTER
Trapped in your imagination
at the mercy of your pen
with no guess or certainty
how my life story will end.
Caught between melodies and moonbeams,
I swim amidst the stars
Though I can imagine I belong to me
really, everything I am is yours.
However you dream me up,
I bask in the afterglow
of notes and ideas
well chosen, brought to life
in creative flow.
Like faded thoughts and plans,
were I one left behind...
Like framed memories in dust,
like lost ripples in time;
Were I like discarded dreams
hoping to purge the bad taste of goodbye,
then I would wait in the diluted stillness
for any ribbons of light.
I would recall your initial intentions
to write your characters to life,
to exhale the gloomy scented winter,
and unblock the desire to write.
If you locked me in uninspired darkness
I would accept the loveless light
for I know you would never leave me
as unspoken words frozen in ice.
Instead, you let me live on paper
the place of dreams where hope grows,
like summertime childhood memories,
I'm a jar of fireflies that is shaken and glows
Secure with my place in your dreams,
indeed, with no nocturnal regrets.
In any case, I'll not succumb to sorrow
or let inquisitiveness cause me fret.
You, my dear, are a poet,
an author, a writer & friend
I breathe & exist at your bidding,
where your pen hits the page, I begin.