Defiance (Weekly Photo Challenge – Future Tense)
‘The poem that isn’t a poem, just thoughts that come after a picture has been taken . Also question marks that I don’t really know where should go within the words, so I just put them all over the shop, where ever I felt fit.’
If you want something,
really, want it.
Would you fight for it like a child.
Fight taking over all else
defiance raging and need over taking
For the thing that you want, need, deserve
That maybe, just maybe deserves you too?
Would you, as in your youth
do anything required to bring forth changes
that needed to be made
to get your wish?
Or has life in its course
ripped you open
and bled that from you.
Torn fight from your heart
defiance from your eyes
and your needs from yourself.
So that all that is left
is empty eyes, lonely heart and
Free from all fight
need, defiance, longing.
Engulfed in nothing but
the pain of acceptance?
Will you, after all your
endurance, patience and pain
ever find that defiance
to step from the past to
the now and fight like a child?
‘The photo – My daughter’s hormones are raging within her just as mine as racing away from me. She pushes all my buttons and I push all hers, yet also her spirit and fight intrigue me and mesmerise me. I was just like her, I know this. I remember it clearly. I was absolutely no different. Me and my mum, the very same.
I love to capture a certain look in her eyes and I love that she allows me too. I know that we will fight, we will part, we will come together. We yell at each other. We yell at each other like alley cats sometimes and I think.. that isn’t right, but you know what, that is mum’s and daughters. We love as fiercely as we fight. I understand and she does too.
I don’t want her to lose her fighting spirit because she needs that. She also has kindness and compassion but my biggest fight with her is this… You really do not need to shout everything you have to say. Sometimes, just speak it quietly and you will be heard the loudest.
She like us will take the things that have shaped her in her past into her future.