Monique Hillebrecht

Wind Makes Me Just As Fire - Poem by Monique Hillebrecht

The wind makes me feel-
finally free
The stronger it hits my skin-
the more vividly I see

The fire is inside of me

I go outside-
and touch the wind

Hearing cracks and licks-
as if being whipped

I raise my hands-
yearning so much freedom
My eyes shut
Not knowing what it is I've done-
I realize
Watching this fire in black darkness
And behind closed eyes-
I hear the whips-
and see the rage

Fire is angry
It wants just as much freedom as I
And there-
I understand
In a trance-
I watch this as if it were my child
This fire is my strength
Having all the courage and the power to break free


My body refuses to let go
To let this 'thing' called strength take over
And this wind-
it shows me
It shows me what I keep

I keep my fire-
I keep my power

Wind makes me realize-
The strength that I keep is as strong as fire

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, June 7, 2011

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