I Grew

Day 14 of OctPoWriMo shared the prompt – Shameful. I am a day late in posting this, but the prompt spoke to me from an experience with a long removed family member. The form is a Villanelle.

I Grew

I heard the words so shameful.

Felt each sting and barb you threw,

Your actions were more than disgraceful.

 

You represent the ultimate betrayal,

Your soul proved what I always knew.

I heard the words so shameful.

 

You claim to hold beliefs so faithful,

Yet all your actions speak of unmentionable taboo.

Everything you project is so painful.

 

The truth I spoke you declared disdainful,

Belittled and shamed, I bade you adieu.

I heard the words so shameful.

 

Finally, my heart opened, so grateful

For all the beauty I found anew,

I soared and sang with power so graceful.

 

Owning my strength and power so bountiful,

From weariness and torment, I grew.

I heard the words so shameful.

But now I live a life of joy, meaningful.

 

~CWylde © 2016

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