Poets logo


I can't wait to drop it off. I can't wait to feel like me

By Ali SPPublished 6 months ago 1 min read
Photo by DESIGNECOLOGIST on Unsplash

I dream of the word Free.

To be free is

having control of every limb,



every Fiber of my being

My life feels like a game of Wheel of Fortune,

when I spin the wheel,

I always "miss a turn"

—life's funny way of giving me hope,

then taking it from me.


I want to glide like a bird

my limbs becoming light as feathers

while the sun wraps its golden arms around me

listening to the symphony created by the ocean breeze

the taste of salt around my lips

knowing that for once

it wasn't because of the tears on my face

but the seasoned waters of the sea


I want to run

I want to leave behind an imprint

My bare feet hit the dirt like wheels

creating unique patterns of furrows and ridges

An embrace once shared

between the dark rubber and gravel

—a reminder of my journey

a distance traveled

to visualize the finish line

salivating at the thought of victory

a destination once out of reach


When I use the word free,

I mean no longer occupying space in the passenger seat.

Taking control of the reigns,

finally given the key.

To put the windows down,

have my hair blowing in the wind.

To feel nothing but joy.

To drop off my condition,

leaving it stranded on the street.

To blast the songs I love,

setting my destination —Home Bound

to a place where I always felt like me.


Thank you for reading!


About the Creator

Ali SP

Ali has found a renewed passion for reading and creating. It is now a form of expression for her– another creative outlet which she works to improve upon.


Reader insights

Be the first to share your insights about this piece.

How does it work?

Add your insights

Comments (4)

Sign in to comment
  • Test4 months ago

    Outstanding work,

  • This felt so liberating! Such a powerful poem. I loved it so much!

  • Babs Iverson6 months ago

    Brilliantly & beautifully written!!! Love your inspirational poem!!!💕❤️❤️

  • Tiffany Gordon 6 months ago

    gorgeous work Ali! BRAVO! You've been missed!

Find us on social media

Miscellaneous links

  • Explore
  • Contact
  • Privacy Policy
  • Terms of Use
  • Support

© 2024 Creatd, Inc. All Rights Reserved.