I won’t be a victim – I ‘ll take the controls
dig my own ditches or explore a new road.
Try. Fail. Try again
till I find my own way.
I’ll pay the piper like you, but in a different way.
I write this poem as a celebration of the freedom to choose, which comes with the freedom to make mistakes. And the freedom to fail.
It’s a sister-poem to one I wrote to encourage my piano students to face uncertainty with a sense of adventure. And learn resilience. Until You Find Your Place is published at anitaelise.com – my first writing website which now hosts information on my piano studio.
I write this also, with reference to an earlier post on patriarchy which ends with the poem Five Years A Victim.