Succumbing

A burst of energy

I seize it, both hands

clasping, wishing for a hint of

my former shadow – 

energy, vitality, creativity

I push past the fade

wanting to reclaim the

version of myself

that satisfies me

Not the hamstrung, snuffed out

rest-seeking missile

The crystal glass

eludes me

I cannot seek myself

in momentary surges

It is as if I chase

a fleeting, frustrating

mirage

Surrender is eventually

inevitable.

This post is part of the Five Minute Friday challenge that I’m participating in along with a talented community of other writers. We free write for five minutes each Friday in accordance with a prompt. Today’s prompt is ‘surrender’. 

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8 comments

  1. I know the feeling, I’ve written heaps on my blog about this. Lots of magnesium helps and I had to take iron too. I’ve got a pregnancy declarations printable on my blog, maybe you will find helpful?
    Neighbour from FMF

  2. Emma,
    how raw and how real. 🙂 Having three so close together was wearing on me, but the joy I have now that they are 5, 7, and 9? Irreplaceable!
    I hope that you do give yourself rest now and again. Although, as I understand, it’s the peak of summer weather for you down there? And here it’s approaching the hibernation season where we bundle up and consume many warm beverages.

    I can tell you that the surrender you chose to allow this life to come is a special surrender. 🙂 Much like Mary. That is the best part of pregnancy during Advent! You can relate so well to her travails.

    Much love to you, dear sister!
    -Tammy
    (barely made it in at #60 this week)

    1. Sorry for my delay in replying! I really love hearing your perspective on life and parenting – it encourages me so much. I have done a bit better in the surrender this week… some things take longer than others to learn! Hope that you are having a good week and that you enjoy the cosiness of winter snuggles and bundling up. xx

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