Woolie has a background in social sciences and education. Writing has been a life long quest, yet life seems to set various obstacles.
A rumble begins
An unending immeasurable yearning
Calm and serene
Within me was a dream
Duty and responsibility define and confine me
Within me A howling wild thing
Seeking to be released
Always part of me, being policed
Duty has always been a big part of my life. Between growing up a middle child, to seeing needs of others materialize before they know it is an issue, to taking on a career in human services, and now as a parent. Constantly and consistently at the forefront of my mind is how to make someone else's life easier for them. This poem highlights the struggle within me. I am sure there are others who have this as well, where their hopes/dreams do not appear as pressing as the matters of others, and, sacrifices are made. I am trying to quell this inner wolf, finding more balance in life overall. Maybe one day I will have found the magical secret that has yet alluded me.
© 2020 Woolie
Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on December 06, 2020:
An awesome poem! Have great weekend ;-)
John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 05, 2020:
Your feelings were well expressed in this poem.