Insurrection: Rising Up


what was once affection
now turns into aggression.

what was or what I thought love was,
is now just a face to shove in the mud.

the half baked cake falls quickly
when its support structure has thusly been removed.

for twenty minutes or more,
i flail on the floor.

your words have cut
through my heart.

my pain i can no longer hide,
for so long being taken for a ride.

my degree meant nothing to you,
now i see clearly the love you withdrew.

what happened to our sweet passion?
my hopes dashed now for any remission.

broken, sobbing, what was it all for?
in front of the children, what happened to your core?

from this i have learned to fire walk,
you just keep up your double-talk.

from this i bring about insurrection,
such a sweet resurrection.

from the ashes of a woman lost,
i rise now, for myself, all worth the cost.


Image: Google

The Osprey is a powerful animal totem for me. The “Phoenix” of the water, as it were, the Osprey dives completely into the water to grasp its prey in its specialized talons. The Osprey leaves the air and dives down out of its element (air= thoughts) and into the water, the place of emotions. I’m hoping to speak more to the Osprey in future posts. This Bird of Prey is thematic in my work, in fact my first post featured an Osprey image. 

Published by Tiffany

Writing out my thoughts has helped me to gain a new perspective of myself. In sharing these writings, it is my hope to help others to better understand themselves. It is my belief that with each of us who chooses this path of greater understanding of thy self, that it inspires others to do the same. This building momentum is the force that drives me to share, for in my vulnerability, I find my strength. I believe that you can also find yours there. ~~~In reading some of my posts, you will see that growth is not always pretty. It is in breaking apart and coming undone that a seed sprouts and breaks free of its own captivity. It is also out of mud that the lotus blossoms. ~~~Please join me in seeing the beauty of growth within the deconstruction of our limiting beliefs. ~~T.C.

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