The Poet's Corner: Catherine Ekeleme
The First Principle
I built a foundation on forgotten feelings
Stood atop the pile and hit the glass ceiling Wind from reality unearthed my true purpose
To move on the mat and write these verses
My past pains and questions from confusion Elapsed time over limits and outdated conclusions
Efforts to be strong but not for me
Tripped the steps of what I thought made me free
If I didn't know better, I'd see overwhelming fear
The lies of illusions, the ego's listening ear
Failed promises of letters to uphold a strong oath
But because I know better, in truth, I see growth.
So I built anew, on lessons learned
Extinguished my anguish, healed the burns
Stood atop my mat and looked ahead
Invigorated by the spirit, from which I am now led.
"I love to experience life by curiously exploring movement and language. I have been an avid reader and writer of poetry since I was a child."