Racing the Wind




I shall tie my hair up

in ribbons

wear long petticoats

and still race

with the wind,

for some things

are just not meant

to be held back

and no one is worthy

to hold the reins.

I shall write the words

I shall write the words

no matter the song

desiring to be sung

I shall write them

until my last breath


so that those

I have loved

will see that

I have lived

and my blood

shall still course

through my lines

even when I am gone.

I do not care

that I will not be

remembered by the masses

nor that my name

shall ever be

celebrated in the streets.

I want to touch,

to touch the souls

wavering in the darkness

like me,


and sometimes

a little afraid –

to be.

Each word rising

from the depths

of my soul,

in gratitude.


© Sumyanna 2017


Written for The Daily Post Prompt: gratitude

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10 Comments Add yours

  1. A lovely poem, Sumyanna. It reminds me of the freedom of the wind, somehow.


    1. Sumyanna says:

      Winds can be rather scary, but sometimes there is also a freedom and an elegance to it.


  2. leigha66 says:

    This is beautiful!


  3. Wow! After reading that, I feel elated! I have a feeling you’ll still be writing this way when you’re eighty.


    1. Sumyanna says:

      I sincerely hope so. I think it’s just the way I am. I may be “older” but I still have as much curiosity and joy as the kids 🙂 I guess you could say it keeps you young 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Stay young for as long as you can. Never forget the joy of running with the wind in your hair, and playing silly games with the children… but you have the wisdom of maturity – so you know all that 🙂


        1. Sumyanna says:

          Still trying, even though the years keep growing longer 🙂 The kids help me feel young, if not in truth, then in heart. You are a breath of fresh air Jane and you have a way about you that makes me smile.

          Liked by 1 person

          1. That’s a lovely thing to say…


          2. Sumyanna says:

            True too 🙂

            Liked by 1 person

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