Coiling Soul

This free verse poetry, “Coiling Soul” reminds me of nature and love.

Like a plant that coils to retract to a state being or not being. Like a fern that uncoils yearning for growth and the sun. We, as people react in the same way. Hurt so badly at times, coiling into our scars. We, hide, yet we should reach outward, seek help and communication in those that support us. A free verse poetry and digital art piece to enlighten the spirit into uncoiling.

Coiling Soul by Linda J. Wolff

Free Verse Poetry: Coiling Soil

I found you.
Curled around your soul, coiling
bitter scars.
Heart—stuck like dark glue.
Tough and unforgiving.
I had mine too.
It was the baby blue in your eyes.
A face lined with words.
A body spoke of wanting hunger.
A heart in need of nurturing.
Called to me.
Like a silver magnet.
I’m drawn to you.
Sparks fly behind flecks of blue.
I don’t think you saw it in the mirror.
If you cry, I’ll hold your tears,
then I’ll water the seeds that I’ll plant there
with love.
For awhile, I held my scars tight
to my soul too
But, I soon realized I couldn’t pack
dark weighted rocks anymore.
I could’ve drowned.
I hold hopes, light, and laughter.
And laughter in glass jar spilling.
Coiling soul.

©Linda J. Wolff 2017
|Parkside Romance, Summer|
A free verse poetry

Coiling – arrange or winding (something long and flexible) in a joined sequence of concentric circles or rings.

What is a Free Verse Poetry? Typically patterned by speech rather than meter, this form of poetry is very open to the author’s discretion and usually does not rhyme. Visual and sound effects are often employed.  It can have as many lines as the writer wishes.


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6 thoughts on “Coiling Soul

  1. Hey I like your post. Did you do your picture with Photoshop? The coiling is a good analogy for getting hurt and then the inevitable uncoiling of rebirth into a confident and healthy life. While not fun, coiling can be just as beneficial as uncoiling. I’m glad you have a link to your ebook.

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