Challenging History

Soft myths unfolding
into hard truths
leaves me paralysed:
untrusting of the world
and everything
I once held to be true.

Somewhere in the unflinching truth-telling
the stark truth faces me bald:
in black and white
with colours reversed.
The landscape I trusted
isn’t quite real.

I’m walking blind
in a world poised on the brink
of apocalyptic times.

Am I brave enough for the truth
Dare I face my own history?
Am I brave enough to see my own bias?
Am I brave enough to face the violence,
brutality, and bigotry
that my blood has perpetrated?

Will I stand and own it?
Will I renounce my own blood:
To make a history I can be proud of?

Am I brave enough to sacrifice
who I thought I was
for who I ought to be?

By | 2017-08-27T02:07:00+00:00 August 27th, 2017|Poetry|Comments Off on Challenging History

About the Author:

Bio: Sarah Clive is a writer, author & wanderlusting, creative adventurer with a penchant for telling stories about love, life, destiny and the ineffable things that make us human. Her first book, Dream Warrior’s Manifesto, is available to download from her website, Amazon, Kobo, Nook and iBooks. She regularly blogs about tales for dream warriors, sock elves and sentient fruit and vegetables. She can be found having adventures all over the world and has recently been seen in Bali, the USA and Costa Rica, though you can see more of her shenanigans on her instagram (sarahclive) She's an ENFP, and Enneagram 8w7 (874), all of which leads her to be the kickass storyteller you see before you today. Sarah is an eclectic idealist with a rampant can-do attitude, and a bit of a girl geek in her spare time, when she's not reading, writing or out taking photographs. She's often found dancing in kitchens.