Sunday, February 3, 2013

From Choke to Storm

From Choke to Storm
Lisa A.Williams

Held back
by the choke-

The voice 
which was hers,

so lost in the storm

words forgotten
buried deep.

Branded by memory-
all those things
which made up a lilfe.

Feeling the thunder
her world trembled,
an avalanche threatening
to bury her beneath.

She would feel the choke,
be lost in the storm again
the sky would clear,
the rains would cease.

She would raise her voice
and sing
her own song,
so long in the making.


  1. I like very much the strength in this poem, Lisa. Despite all obstacles, she claims her voice and rises above!

    (Please consider getting rid of word verification. It truly is a real pain for those who wish to comment. Thank you.)

    1. Thanks Mary! I think your suggestion about getting rid of the word verification is a good one, very distracting.

  2. Once choked, one remembers forever. But this one, she learns enough to move on, grow, become more. You do the topic justice.

  3. Her voice, even raw from being stifled, sounds out beautifully.

  4. Woohoo :) I connect so well with your poetry Lisa. Love this. Keep singing--I'm all ears.

    1. So appreciate your comments Jennifer. I admire your work so much. You are a true inspiration.

  5. ..I have nominated you for Liebster check if you choose to accept the award..and answer my questions..cheers and gud day


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