My Memoir Monster

If my memoir is a monster
Taking on a life of its own
Does that make me Dr. Frankenstein
Madly nurturing what I’ve grown

Or am I more like Dr. Jekyll
Consumed by my Mr. Hyde
A raging egomaniac
Fueled by wanton pride

Maybe it’s Leviathan
The great monster of the sea
Tamed at last by God alone
Just like the sin in me

I wish it were a jigsaw puzzle
Of Bigfoot or old Nessie
With pieces that fit neatly together
Instead of being so messy

In the end it’s just my story
Dying to be told
One page at a time, not in rhyme
Hopefully before I am old


Decided to share this for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub today.

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


36 Responses

  1. Oh Linda this is delightful. I too struggle, I think we all have a little animalishness in us, when it gets out of hand is when it becomes monsterous. Love to get those nudges!

  2. I’m not important or interesting enough to write a memoir. I imagine I will just turn to dust like all the other ordinary folks when I die. Good rhyme scheme in this!

    • The time and energy I’ve devoted to writing it is one of the main reasons I’ve been less active at dVerse over the last year. But sometimes a little poetry diversion is just what one needs.

  3. I’ve been writing a semi-memoir for ten years. I’ve threatened to “kill my baby” multiply times because it’s become the monster and Leviathan. However, I keep returning to God’s original nudge to “write it.”
    I’m learning the process of writing and walking in obedience to God’s nudge, can also be a Teacher! Lessons learned along the way.

    • I’ve only been working on mine for about 2 years, although I wrote in my journal almost 20 years ago a desire to write it. The nudge of the Holy Spirit is strong and He will see it done. I pray He will help you finish yours as well.

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