When Is My Spirit Free?

In Response to KTHT February Writing Challenge

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When is my spirit free?
I thought on this for a while.
Was it when I stopped caring about opinions?
Or when my mother told me,
Why fit in when you can stand out?

When is my spirit free?
When I let go of a toxic relationship?
Or when I realised, I deserved more,
For all the love I can give.

When is my spirit free?
When that forever friendship broke into pieces?
Or when I realised nobody can own me,
As I am free to choose my path and my freedom.

When is my spirit free?
When I blame life for the things I have lost?
Or when I thank life for my downfalls,
As they have been my biggest teachers so far.

When is my spirit free?
I’ll tell you when.
It’s when I embrace my learnings,
And be grateful for the evolved person I am today.

Thank you jules, for tagging me in this lovely prompt challenge created by the amazing Ravyne Hawke. Click on the link below to know more about it.

Tagging some of my dear friends to join in Suma Narayan, Vidya Sury, Collecting Smiles, Hamsalekha, Monoreena Acharjee Majumdar, Dharan.M, Art Bram, Vashni Stories, Ali, Umme Salma, Eko BP, Niall Leah, Amy Rosie.

The prompt: When my spirit is free, I ……..

The Rules

  1. Use the prompt to write a poem or personal essay.
  2. *(Tag) Mention at least (3) three of your favorite writers (here at KTHT or elsewhere on Medium) and ask them to participate. Each of those writers will then mention at least (3) three more, and so on.
  3. You may submit your story to KTHT or to any publication that allows prompts from other publications.
  4. Regardless of where you submit your piece, You MUST include a link back to this page and (Tag) mention one or all of the KTHT editors — Diana C., Spyder, jules, or me, Ravyne Hawke.
  5. List the prompt and these rules at the end of your poem or essay so that those you’ve (tagged) mentioned will know the rules.

Thanks so much for your time!




𝘈𝘶𝘵𝘩𝘦𝘯𝘵𝘪𝘤𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘷𝘶𝘭𝘯𝘦𝘳𝘢𝘣𝘪𝘭𝘪𝘵𝘺, 𝘢𝘸𝘢𝘳𝘦𝘯𝘦𝘴𝘴 & 𝘨𝘳𝘰𝘸𝘵𝘩 𝘵𝘩𝘳𝘰𝘶𝘨𝘩 𝘴𝘵𝘰𝘳𝘺𝘵𝘦𝘭𝘭𝘪𝘯𝘨, 𝘴𝘩𝘢𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘰𝘧 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘹𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘪𝘦𝘯𝘤𝘦𝘴 𝘢𝘯𝘥 𝘬𝘯𝘰𝘸𝘭𝘦𝘥𝘨𝘦 𝘰𝘯 𝘴𝘱𝘪𝘳𝘪𝘵𝘶𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘢𝘵𝘵𝘦𝘳𝘴.

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