Poetry Sunday-Taking Back A Life



Taking Back A Life



There is a change coming

Riding high on this mighty wind.

A soulful stirring

A door opens

I stand upon a threshold

Pausing now-

Eager to cross yet fear holds me tight in place.



The scent upon the breeze stirs my every cell

Filling me with a joyful excitement

Brushing my skin-tingling-

I am awakened.



Toes stirring, ready for this chance

Taking back a life full of promise.

Not knowing where we are headed

Is the best part of this journey

Coming alive.



So here we go!

Taking – that – first – step

Toward my destiny…. no looking back!



©Donna Donabella 2017




This poem came streaming out of me after I finally let go of my fears and attended a writer’s conference.  I knew this was going to be a big step towards fulfilling my destiny, and that once I entered, and crossed the threshold, there was no turning back!


The pictures here are hummers visiting the garden this year…they represent pure bliss and joy!


I am joining in with Poets United for their weekly poetry link up, Poetry Pantry, for poets who blog.


I leave you with a few additional words about taking back a life.  I welcome you to download the photo and share it.

All other photos and original content is copyrighted and the sole property of Donna Donabella @ Living From Happiness, 2014-2017.  Any reprints or use of other photos or content is by permission only.

44 Replies to “Poetry Sunday-Taking Back A Life”

  1. Love this!❤️ Especially; “Toes stirring, ready for this chance taking back a life full of promise. Not knowing where we are headed is the best part of this journey. Coming alive.” ❤️

  2. Every journey begins with that first step…..once one takes it, who knows what one’s final destiny will be. I like the idea of beginning. And it is never too late to begin, with a first step, again.

    1. Happy you enjoyed it all Sumana….each step on this path is joyful even those that have been hard….although I wouldn’t have said that perhaps at the beginning of those hard times.

  3. Such an inspirational and invigorating poem. We can have a life – or an existence. Life costs more, hurts more and is more frightenng and is so very worth it.

  4. An emotive piece that captures, beautifully, that ‘hesitation’ on the threshold on a new life passage. I thought that your taking notice of ‘scent’ was, particularly true – smell being such an impactful sense that carries us back to time and place, again and again. Lovely work on this.

  5. This is such a wonderful evocation of that feeling that can accompany a big life change. I have described the feeling as turning a page in the book of your life and discovering that the next page is blank and you can write anything you want on it; but I love your image of the journey/adventure with unknown destination.

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