180: My Second Genesis (And It's A Revelation)

Just Rambling

I’ve plodded along methodically for far longer than I care to admit.

But something in me demanded a new attitude--no it was more than that; it was a renaissance, rebirth.

At my own instigation I have become a better, more real version of myself.

It’s amazing the light that comes through when one sheds the excess baggage and sells all rights to the petty past.

You see, my view had become rather myopic; a panorama minus the periphery stripped down to a pinpoint.

I’d allowed my sanity to stray,

Allowed delirium to reign supreme.

Then I got a glimpse of my life, the futility of the road I was traveling.

I saw and acknowledged that so much was missing (had been absent for so long) and made change after change after change.

And now it’s a new era; permanent but not stagnant and it's mine.

Author's Notes/Comments: 

I wrote this in about 5 minutes in response to a "Poetry Challenge" on another site.  I was given 10 words, and I had to write a poem using the words in order, one word in each verse.  This is the result.  I like it.

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Skylar McKenzie's picture

came by to see if there was anything new- i love this!! i keep getting glimpses of my own potential, then taking a step or two back... it'll come in time, and i know it will flood me and force me to enjoy life for the first time in a long long time... nice job.