Life Changes – OctPoWriMo Day 6

“Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation, which is not nurturing to the whole woman.”
― Maya Angelou

Image by Morgan Dragonwillow


I wrote the day 6 prompt because I’m not feeling any of those things right now. I’m feeling vulnerable, raw, and angry. But will that anger be enough to get me moving again? Will I let it carry me into change?



anger, things that make

us uncomfortable are

meant to get us moving to

help us move toward

change. If we

are comfortable

we let things stay as they are.

What am I going to do

about this anger,

all of this

discomfort, will I

let it sit until it eats

me alive or will

I make the

changes that I need

for  me to thrive? Time will tell

as it has before

and will now.





I chose the 3-5-7-7-5-3 syllable count. 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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18 thoughts on “Life Changes – OctPoWriMo Day 6

  1. “Will I make the changes that I need for me to thrive?

    A question worthy of asking. Enjoyed the poem, Morgan. And this is a question I’ve been asking myself lately, especially as I try to move toward simpler, healthier living.

    • Hi Denise, Unfortunately I have actually been asking myself this question for quite some time and I think it is a large part of why I have been stuck with my writing because I am stuck in my life.

      As I get older, simpler living has become very important to me. Hopefully I’ll be able to move forward soon.

      Thanks for stopping by and connecting. =)

  2. Sounds like a prayer. I suppose it is, in it’s own way. I like it. Worth reciting more than once. Anger does have a way of working it’s way out. Like this poem.

  3. Anger, impatience…any emotion that creates a storm does help to move us to change but it`s been my experience sometimes to ride the storm before making the change:) Hope you find sunshine along the way. I truly enjoyed your poem.

  4. Anger, fury , rage … sit and stew and brew and sometimes, despite all our efforts, to allow it expression, to let it air itself out, to dig deep into the roots …. nothing seems to allow it to run itself dry … the flames still burn …. and it’s frustrating, challenging, difficult …. because we know that we haven’t found the “true trigger” … and so it is we keep looking … or stop and settle in its path …

    Perhaps a change of pace – doing something, immersing yourself into a one-day retreat of some kind – something that you normally wouldn’t consider … might help allow for the distance and perspective you need now, in the moment, until the issues are resolved.

    The other day, against better judgement and physical capabilities …. I walked for miles … even knowing the ultimate pain price I would pay …. but it was worth it …. for it diffused all the staunched pain, anger, and allowed me to recognize some valuable insights …. which, although it doesn’t “solve” my issues completely, allows me to handle things better.

    Wishing you peace and serenity – a healing balm that soothes your spirit.


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