Saturday, May 12, 2012

Day #12: FREESTYLE! (Free From the Fight)

When I saw today's prompt was "Free Style!" - this is automatically what came to mind. You may have read it before on my blog in years past. You may have seen it before, as 3 months ago I filmed it for you, since it's really meant to be spoken word poetry. Hope you enjoy and get the message. :-)

I dive head first, with deepest thirst, into a past I've left behind…to seek and find the reasons why so I can try—to help. To reach. To teach. To grab a hold of each and every one who's struggling so, who's feeling woe, who's in the grip of THIS—this deathly kiss—this comfort that is sick and wrong, this depressed song…my friends, this has gone on too long. Bite back. Fight back. Don't be afraid it might come right back. Go ahead. Leave it dead. Move, I said! Become anew. It's hard to do, but worth the pain, and in the end you will be sane. You will be YOU. You will be true. And this is all you have to do: make an effort, stake a goal, and soon enough you will be whole. And most of all, yes…in control. Take back your power, take back your life, and every hour will be rife with every sweet thing you can dream, and possibilities will seem…real. At last. So use the past. And push on through, with all your struggles strapped to you. And when you've gone to hell and back—learned the knack, survived attackyou'll know there's nothing that you lack. And you can take and deftly make your struggles into something new. And share the secret known to you. And one day soon, a different tune will play and stay…and you, with zeal —I swear it's real—will finally feel alive.

© Arielle Lee Becker 2008


5 comments:

brie said...

this was amazing. you truly have a talent for not only advocating for recovery, and helping others, and the talent you have for expressing yourself is admirable - seriously - i wish i could do it half as well as you can!

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Thanks, Brie! Ive always been a writer and especially a poet so this way of expression is so natural and important to me personally. :-)

tess said...

so much expression and depth. thank you for reading and not only writing this! you had me watch it like four times :) you are a talented young woman! way to go <3

Kylie-Rose said...

This is incredible and really warmed my heart. Thank-you for being such an inspiration to me and many others also. xo

Arielle Bair (Becker) said...

Thank YOU, Tess and Kylie-Rose for saying so. :-)