June 3rd – Mine

Today may not be a sunny day outside, but it is inside because it’s my brother’s birthday! Even so, it would appear that my poetry today was doomed to be darker. Somewhere along the way today I was thinking about my work and how I feel sharing it with others, which is why today’s poem ended up being about possession.


It is mine

I made it

Kept it safe

Gave it food

Let it breathe

It is mine

It will hide

Block out everyone

See no light

Allow none near

It is mine

I created it

Made it shine

Let it sing

Taught it dance

It is mine

It would travel

See the world

Become most famous

But never will

It’s not afraid

But I am

So it won’t

It will stay

Love its cage

It is mine


7 thoughts on “June 3rd – Mine

  1. Poet Traveler says:

    Hi Gretchen – This is indeed all yours! and it’s beautiful! Thank you for sharing it! I’m very glad I saw your link over at Jingle’s page at http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/02/thursday-poets-rally-week-21-june-3-9-2010/#comment-11264 ….. because now I found your pages and am delighted with your poetry. I shall add you to my blogroll!
    Hope to see our posts again and to meet up with you and many other poets in Jingle’s further Poets Rallies. Best wishes! 🙂

  2. Poet Traveler says:

    My pleasure dear friend. Thanks for visiting my pages and for your gracious comments there. I am honoured and appreciative. Please add me to your Blog roll let us try to stay in touch. You are a very talented poet 🙂
    Thanks again.

  3. I’m glad you’re sharing your poetry with us even though you don’t necessarily want to. Lovely poem. I think it captures the possessiveness that many poets feel.

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