Thursday, September 6, 2012


Totem Face by Julie Gentry
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I claim pain as my totem, 
Cloaked in both ice and inferno,
As I accept and embrace the darkness 
On my path to redemption.

~~~  This was written for a prompt over at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads asking us to discuss a power image we use often in our poetry…oh, and to do so in 25 words or less!


Mary said...

Claiming something for ourselves is sometimes the first step in overcoming it! Enjoyed reading about your 'power image.'

Heaven said...

Accepting the pain is our path to redemption. This is a powerful image ~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Wow! This packs a punch in few words. Learning to claim our pain is not an easy thing.

Daydreamertoo said...

Yes indeed. Once we accept things, we can then try to find a way to get over them. Having lupus, pain is something I'm all too familiar with myself too.
Very nice totem Mary.