Poetry Challenge - Week Twenty-Nine
Week 29 words from @nathalie.leriche.art: forgiveness, self worth, love, believe and faith.
believe in yourself
have faith in your magnificence
hold fast to your strength
love all that you are
protect all you can be
cloak yourself in forgiveness
be tender with your doubt
and only measure your self worth
by what you know to be true
Here are the words and my poem for the twenty-ninth week of the 2019 Poetry Challenge.
This poem took me a couple of attempts to write. I was starting to feel frustrated at it not turning out quite how I wanted. I was looking for something affirming and positive and wasn't quite getting there. And then I reminded myself to enjoy the process of writing it, rather than rushing to the end result. Rushing would be a little like trying to feel full and skipping the whole delicious meal sitting in front of you.
I'm feeling very inspired by all the amazing poetry gigs and workshops I've been attending as part of the 2019 Melbourne Spoken Word and Poetry Festival. If you haven't checked it out yet, there's still a heap of amazing events happening this weekend. The line-up for the closing night on Sunday is huge. I can't wait! See you there?
If you want to join the 2019 Poetry Challenge, head on over to my Instagram account (@indraniperera) where I post the words for the week on Mondays (mostly) in my story. Write a poem and post it. Be sure to tag me and use the hashtags #2019poetrychallenge and #livepoetsclub.
If you don't want to write a poem, you can still be part of the 2019 Poetry Challenge. Send me five random words and I'll use them in a poem. Either DM me on Instagram with the words or send me an email (indrani at indraniperera dot com).