OctPoWriMo, Day 31 (Poem 30)

ReclaimingSelf-Esteem

She looked up, smile askew
Sheepishly accepting
Such stunning accolades —
She had, for the first time,
Shunned the little voices
Shouting her shortcomings,
Silencing them.  She’d won.


This poem was written for — and, shamelessly, about — OctPoWriMo, 31 poems in 31 days.  I made it to the end, guys!  This was written in yesterday’s suggested form of the pleiades.

Author: Jessica Cross

Writer, maker, geek, feminist, mom. Not necessarily in that order.

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