Found-Poem Friday

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Hello, it’s Nazira at the keyboard today. I have a little bit of a thing for found poems, new works that are created – or collated, compiled, curated, if you prefer – from that which already exists. This found poem, called ‘We Are…’, is drawn from across the ‘7 Question’ blog series with our members that came to an end last week. Enjoy!

We Are…

Roti-protesting, cycling, dancing, football-supporting oddballs
Music and art and rhythm, texture and pattern, layers and shape
Knackered mums and weird families and mother-daughter legacies
Oil lamps and kajal, samosas and sandals 
Accepters of self, healers of trauma and grief 
Spiritual and searching, sensual and soul-nurturing
Capturers of moments, thoughts, feelings, and observations
Makers of sense and spotlighters of the brushed-aside
Editors and trimmers and hidden-picture revealers
World travellers and inner-universe unravellers
Weavers of epic tales and examiners of life on a microscopic scale
Storytellers, library dwellers, and (note)book hoggers
Muse respecters and magical-thinking-time defenders
Passionate and impulsive, rooted but ready-to-fly
Trying, failing, learning, and succeeding, all on our own terms
Deconstruction without destruction
Vulnerability without voyeurism
And rage without apology

This brings us to this moment but doesn’t define all that we are
This is contained in us but in it we are not contained

And you are...?

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