Unburdened by Expectation, a poem



I wait

for stillness

to rest between my thoughts

for the words to come

lay playfully on my lips

I will whisper them

to a silent audience

firmly intent

on allowing the words

to wind themselves

around my soul.

In curiosity,

I want to feel them

traipse across my tongue

I want to savor

the flow of lines expressed

like the washing of waves

upon the shore

and still,

I want to hear them

lingering on the wind

when my heart seeks solace

of a sympathetic friend.

So for now,

I count the moments

when I am able,

once again

to allow those words

to spill forth

from my heart.

This art, it seems

is an unfinished business

and once one line

is carved upon my veins

I cannot help, but beg for more.

In it, is my undoing

and while undone –

I seek to take

the pieces of myself

and pieces of my recollection

scatter them to the wind

to understand

not only how I fit in

but also to carve my own way

beneath the underpasses

beyond the expected

length of lines

and lilting rhymes

I want to create

who I think I should be

and celebrate the beauty

yet undefined

and in my undoing,

at some point of time –

I hope to learn to be

uniquely me,

unburdened by expectation.


© Sumyanna 2017


Beautiful image courtesy of Pixabay.com






8 Comments Add yours

  1. So beautiful, your words are like a soft breeze on a hot day, it’s hardship to explain this but your words touch my soul. Beautiful 🌹

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Oh thank you so very much! Man, you give a lady a great ego boost 🙂 Thank you again. I am smiling widely…

      Liked by 1 person

      1. So you should it was wonderful 👍

        Liked by 1 person

  2. Beautiful. Keep up the good work.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you so very much!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Sumyanna says:

      Thank you for sharing!

      Liked by 1 person

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