Cutting Free.

Fay Slimm.


Cutting Free.


Time moves on remorseless yet fresh starts
appear plausible
if with parched discord
we form opportunities from which to carve.


Clearer options for cutting free expand lone
journey-rides for 
tried appraisal days
harness bright colour into pallid unknown.


Distress creates apathy while unrestrained
euphoria decrees
time for chance-changes
to better breed happier emotional states.


Relocated those truncated dreams retreat
to reform, dried  
to crumbs but soon adorned
in fresh resolutions to avoid future defeat.


Aims succeed if primed in skilled warning       
we apply learned 
wisdom, contented as solo
for discarding the old needs no audience.


Pushing ahead, cutting fresh cloth again
we bin stumbled  
failures and letting choice gain
us empowerment wear our skin unafraid.

  • Author: Fay Slimm. (Offline Offline)
  • Published: August 3rd, 2017 03:54
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 70
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  • Accidental Poet

    Very nicely written. Thanks for sharing.

  • Michael Edwards

    Good write Fay

  • orchidee

    Phew! Well, I know you're not a 'dark' poet, yet I wondered if it would be 'cutting free' as in self-harm. That only makes me shudder! But this is nice!

  • kevin browne

    great stuff written her Fay Slimm. I'm intoxicated with your fine poetry.

  • FredPeyer

    First I saw the picture and thought 'oh, a happy easy poem'.
    Started to read and realized 'not easy', 'deep thoughts, intriguing and imaginative writing'.....Fay at her best!

  • WriteBeLight

    Love it Fay, in particular the very first line! My feelings exactly!

  • P.H.Rose

    Yes I agree a great write
    And a brilliant read....

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