I Won’t Be A Victim

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.

Published by Anitaelise

Anitaelise teaches piano lessons at Anitaelise Piano Studio and writes poetry and essays at The Relaxed Housekeeper. The blogs - therelaxedhousekeeper.com and anitaelise.com are written and owned by her and published in accordance with the copyright notice at the footer of each blog.

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