Thursday, April 28, 2011

WEGO Health Activist Prompt 28: I used to be...


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For the month of April I'm participating in WEGO Health's Health Activist Writer’s Month Challenge Prompts. If you'd like more information or want to participate, too, please visit: Health Activist Writer's Month Challenge.

Today's WEGO Health Activist Writing Month Prompt is: "I used to be ___, but I'm not anymore. Write a poem where every line starts with 'I used to be' and ends with 'but I'm not anymore'. (5-10 lines)

I hate to speak in absolutes, because even as much hard work I've put in on becoming the person I want to be, we all have bad days. I'm certainly no exception to that!

My Work in Progress

I used to be wracked with guilt and shame, but I'm not anymore.

I used to be arrogant and even a bit entitled. But I'm not anymore.

I used to be completely lost at how to function when living with so much physical and emotional pain, but I'm not anymore. I have lots more tools to work with now, and that makes a huge difference.

I used to be incredibly judgmental of people, but I'm not anymore. Being sick has made me much more empathetic toward others and their struggles, whether visible or invisible.

I used to be in control, but I'm not anymore. Now I know control is an illusion.

How would you fill in the blank in this phrase?


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