Empowering – OctPoWriMo Day 12

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”
– Alice Walker

Image by Morgan Dragonwillow


Angst pulls at my shirt
Battering at my senses
Calling for action
Demanding that I pay attention
Entering a state of awareness
Falling into the stream
Giving room for inspiration
Having spun out of chaos
Into the deep beginners mind
Jaw clenching and unclenching
Keeping my connection to my soul
Living to learn and be
Muses poke and prod me
Need prickles my skin
Ominous moments settle in
Precious time slipping by
Quietly collecting words
Relishing the building tension
Standing or sitting
Tender compassion for my journey
Unleashing my voice to the sky
Venturing into unknown territory
Widening the possibilities
Xrays of definable moments
Yes being spoken again and again
Zany words explode on the page




Beverly, one of my wonderful volunteers at OctPoWriMo, asked us to write an abc poem today and for once I followed a prompt. Hope you are enjoying the OctPoWriMo journey. Check out the other participants and share word love along the way.




PageLines- picture20193.jpgMorgan Dragonwillow is a writing rebel, foodie, urban gardener, recovering perfectionist, poet & author that (mostly) doesn’t let her fears get in the way of her passion for writing and creating. She is team leader at @StoryDam, creatrix of #OctPoWriMo She lives in Marietta, Ga. with her loving and patient partner, their dog that thinks she’s a princess, and the cat that reminds her that she isn’t.

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14 thoughts on “Empowering – OctPoWriMo Day 12

  1. This is a totally awesome ABC write.

    I think you’ve created and fashioned such a brilliant and stunning piece – each line amazing and fascinating – the flow following through – the sense of struggles and searches – the end result.

    Really gorgeous poem Morgan 🙂

    • Thanks Pat, but this piece was mostly transcribed from my muse. At least it felt that way. It insisted on being put on the page even though I was falling asleep, literally, my snoring kept waking me so I could finish it. 😀

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