Untamed Mind

Do not say you’ve lost, if you never started. Do not say you’re free, if you’ve never been genuine in your life. Ever notice how a wolf never be part of a circus? That’s because they’re too wild to be tamed.

Untamed mind, don’t let your heart be overtaken. Untamed heart, don’t let your mind be subjugated. Run free, free to the openness, and let your voice echoing to every corner of the universe.

Mistakes? Yes, you will make them, but be proud of them however painful they may be. They will be your teachers, learn from them.

 

raise your chin
look them in the eyes
and, seize it!

 

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The piece above is written following a ‘haibun’ style. Haibun is the combination of two poems: a prose poem and haiku. The form was popularized by the 17th century Japanese poet, Matsuo Basho. Both the prose poem and haiku typically communicate with each other. For the haiku, I used 3-5-3 syllable style.

While writing this piece, my mind was influenced by what I have been seeing in the past few days related to the celebration of International Woman’s Month of March 2020, particularly the topic of structural and systematic violence against women everywhere in this world.

 

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