It's Poetry Friday, and I am continuing to embrace the challenge of sharing something poetry each week. This week's round-up is hosted by Jone at Check It Out. So be sure and check out all the poetry goodness.
I am unsure of how this poem arrived in its published form. It started out being about a shy little girl wanting to share a gift with the world, but her shyness led to her inability to do that. Shyness was the emotion I wanted to personify.
Somehow, it turned into a poem about a woman suffering from the effects of abuse, and submissiveness is what I personified. Both emotions had downward glances and both were avoiding something, but for extremely different reasons.
I typically do not write about dark topics such as this, and I certainly did not write this from a personal experience.
But this is the journey of my words this week.