Breakthrough (A Poem)

Breakthrough (A Poem) - Sabrina Wottreng

Used to think I had no control
I built a wall, impenetrable
The wall, soul crushingly heavy
The wall building, expanding
Surrounding, I was trapped
With carrier pigeon thoughts
Until I realized how strong I am
I let go of everything he did
Let go of everything she did
They did and especially what I did
Strength of acceptance
The weakness of cowering no more
One kick fueled by the past
I kicked the wall down
The rest collapsed
There I was, free not trapped
Ready to take on my life
Without a thousand bricks of baggage
I am clear, ready and determined
To never be in that box again

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Sabrina Wottreng

Sabrina Wottreng is a Chicago resident, Loyola University Chicago grad and creative. She works in public relations and takes writing, rap and improv classes at The Second City Training Center. You can read more about Sabrina on her website.

2 Responses

  1. I can really relate to this experience and imagery, Sabrina. Thank you so much for sharing!

  2. lisa says:

    wow! that is powerful. thank you for sharing.

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