Guest Bard: Dragonfly

DRAGONFLY
Rooted resentment under skin lies
She wants to forgive, tries and tries
An olive branch extended
She accepts but resists
Realization sifts
Through the old pain
She begins
To for
Give

Beth Teliho is a wife, mother of two lunatic boys, writer, and artist living in wouldntyouliketoknow, Texas. WriterB is Me is where she unleashes her candid, crazy, sometimes filthy, a little naughty, but-will-always-leave-you-with-a-smile stories. You’ve been warned. 
Twitter: @beth_teliho
 
Bards’ Verdict: Beth writes so beautifully it hurts. There is much beneath the surface of her poems and the wonder is in trying to follow the threads from her words to her soul, and maybe, if you look hard enough, catching a glimpse.

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63 comments on “Guest Bard: Dragonfly

  1. Beautifully said AND drawn. That is exactly how I feel about resentment. The struggle of forgiveness and fighting for freedom.

    I liked dragonflies before, but NOW I love them!!!

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  2. Lizzi R says:

    (thank you 🙂 )

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  3. bethteliho says:

    That's such an enormous compliment, Rebecca! Thank you so very much. 🙂

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  4. bethteliho says:

    I know, Katia! They treat their guests like royalty over here at BARDS. And thank you SO much for the sweet compliment. 🙂

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  5. bethteliho says:

    Thank you, sweet Sarah!!

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  6. Lizzi R says:

    Guest, singular, thus far, my queen. I promise to try to treat future guests so well 🙂

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  7. Forgiveness is a biggie, every time I think I have, something else pops up and I realize I am still hanging onto some part of it. Beautifully done Beth! Congratulations on being a guest blogger here and your progress in your poetry. Lovely! =)

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  8. Joy Christi says:

    Wow. Well done. With so few words, you've captured the difficult journey of one of the hardest things in life, forgiveness. We all deserve second chances, we all make mistakes, but when it comes to FORGIVING someone, that is the hardest part of the whole darn thing, isn't it? This is beautiful.

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  9. bethteliho says:

    Yes, that totally happens to me ALL the time. It's a continuous, deliberate effort. Thank you, Morgan!

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  10. bethteliho says:

    Yes, that totally happens to me ALL the time. It's a continuous, deliberate effort. Thank you, Morgan!

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  11. bethteliho says:

    ooops, why did that happen twice? *giggles* You know, our internet is all wibblywompas with the ice storm today.

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  12. bethteliho says:

    Oh my gosh, Joy, you said it perfectly. It really is the most difficult challenge EVER. And thank you for your sweet compliment. xoxo

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  13. […] like to submit a poem to my Guest Bards series, and she knocked it out of the ballpark with such a simple, incredible poem that I was rendered speechless…and my words turned into lines on the page instead of letters. […]

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