wild like a dervish

Written for Trifecta


I want to be wild like a whirling dervish.


Wild because I dance to my own song, listen to my own beat, know my true self.

Wild like a woman who refuses to shave her legs.

Wild like a man who embraces his femininity.


Wild because I don’t let fear dictate my decisions.

Wild like a child who paints without judgment, loves without reservation.

Wild like anyone who follows their dreams, no matter how long the journey.


Wild because I have faith in the divine.

Wild like a man who jumps out of an airplane with the hopes of landing softly.

Wild like a woman who follows her heart instead of others’ expectations.


I am wild. I am free. I am here.


This is me. Jumping off a bridge in Jamaica. 


    1. Thank you. I know, I was racking my brain for the perfect picture…and then I remembered this one, which is over 3 years old.


  1. I loved this. I’ve read it several times now and I like it more each time I do. And I agree, the picture is perfect for the poem. Thanks for linking up.


  2. Hi Lucy! I love your poem and i enjoyed reading it. I really admire your guts for jumping this high. I Agree too that this photo is perfect for this poem. Thanks for sharing this with us and i’m looking forward to read more from you.


  3. Just what the line of the song goes “We’re just having fun, and that’s supposed to be..Getting young and wild and free”..
    Love your post!


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