Praying for insight to come unto me
I write and then wander from room to room
Sipping yet another cup of strong tea
Suppressing the words from coming too soon
I fear they are lacking the perfect mate
So click goes the brain box, images flow
The hypnotizing rhythm of modern hate
Summons the restraints of my constant foes:
Those remnants of fears that so often lied
Coerce the mind to remain in tethers
Self doubt and pity hold that muzzle tight
My pen awaits only scrambled letters.
A mute, I cry out against ancient wrongs
While gyves bind and muffle this poets song.
About Laurie: The author of the recently released Finding Joy as well as The Pharaoh’s Cry, Portal Shift, Kidnapped Smile, and Dragon Sky of the fantasy series The Artania Chronicles, and Forests Secrets. Laurie Woodward is also a screenwriter who co-authored Dean and JoJo: The Dolphin Legacy. Her poetry has been published in multiple journals and anthologies and she was a collaborator on the popular anti-bullying DVD Resolutions. Bullied as a child, Laurie is now an award-winning peace consultant, poet, and blogger who helps teach children how to avoid arguments, stop bullying, and maintain healthy friendships. She writes on the Central Coast of California. More about her work can be found at Author Laurie Woodward — Next Chapteria.net