Changing Focus For a Month

I am journaling in May, about May, in the form of a poem a day. I notice each day I profile May as a female, I must apologize. Perhaps I am stereotyping, I have no reason to assign a gender to a month, particularly one who frolicks with emotion. I know both men and women who depend upon both serendipity and misfortune for leverage.

Perhaps when I catch a glimpse of myself elsewhere, I see a reflection rather than a window. Today May began in tears. By noon, her face was clear. At three, the sky was veiled with gray and now no pane of glass gives entrance. But in the blackness of these walls, light still finds its way, as someone’s shadow shouts on a nightmare scream.

Now I sleep to its familiar, rhythmic sound. Like thunder, it tells me danger is passed. Monday and another Prosery challenge. Today’s line is from ‘A caged bird” by Maya Angelou. “His shadow shouts on a nightmare scream”.
I cannot imagine coming close to this brilliant poem of hers. I didn’t want to go dark and creepy, and I am becoming weary of pandemics, so I kept it current with what I am doing this month of May. I did change it slightly to go with the story. It also is exactly 144 words. Hope you enjoy!

About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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6 Responses to Changing Focus For a Month

  1. Journalling in poems sounds like an interesting project. I like your personification of the month, and the weather. Why not? May can be male next year if you like.


  2. gillena cox says:

    A female May emotes a very spiritual mood
    Stay safe



  3. Beverly Crawford says:

    Journaling is therapeutic. It encourages us to recognize the blessings as well as the challenges.


  4. memadtwo says:

    Emotions are never static, especially under conditions of stress. (K)


  5. Maybe May is female only those clear apple-blossom days and not the grey-cold drizzle of men.

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