“I’m turning over a new leaf”, I said,
as the words tumbled finally free from my head,
“forgetting the future, taking hold of the past.
letting go even though I have worked oh so hard.
The future is fine if you like to shine
but it’s sealed with dread of a different kind -
no, a place awaits me with bated breath
that requires my all: from my birth to my death
and I owe it this much to give all that I’ve got
to pen all the verse and forget not a jot
to put it all down and say all the things
that have come and have gone in the rains and the wind.
Each word that’s been penned deserves its true end
and so I move back to the start once again
let go of the future I wanted to hold
stepping into the one already foretold.
Name: Miriam E. Miles
Place of residence: Cessnock, Australia
Your favourite quote:
If you have something to say, silence is a lie. Jordan B. Petersons and If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear. George Orwell.
Your one wish for the world:
That we would come to the realisation that the beauty of suffering is found in patiently becoming aware of, and at ease with, the moment of experience. Once we stop fearing the suffering and see it for what it is - a beautiful, albeit dreadful thing - we can extract the lessons and healing we need to become all that we were created to be.
Where can we find out more about you (Website link):
A small bio about you:
I am a poet, speaker and creative explorer. My poetry book, Phoenix, is a collection focused on the real intersection between mental illness, spirituality, and healing. I am a wife of 25 years and counting, mother to two strapping lads, proud mother-in-law and grandma to two exceptionally transfixing granddaughters. When not writing, you might find me at the piano, in a coffee shop, or wandering down some obscure laneway on a city day-trip lost in thought.