“truth telling” by dayna leslie hodges



She begins to speak and
her tremulous voice cracks
her words shaky, yet sincere
and full of truth.

Her voice submerged beneath audible
for far too many sorrows.

Her feelings found their way to words
now tumbling into the air
as they quiver past her lips
sharing her history
expressed by heart.

Her story unfurling
in disjointed fragments of
paragraphs and chapters;
her sentences in turn
poetic and pedantic
revealing the dramatic dance
in which she never quite found
her place in the rhythm
because the tune was not her own.

© Dayna Leslie Hodges 2012


  1. lkthayer · May 28, 2013

    Dayna, your depth and sensitivity comes through in your poem, you have a lot of style
    and grace my dear, welcome to The Juice Bar! 🙂

    • Dayna Leslie Hodges · May 28, 2013

      Thank you, so much, Lisa!!! I truly appreciate your kind and encouraging words… I’m touched that you can feel my depth and sensitivity coming through in my poem! Thanks, too, for inviting me into The Juice Bar…It feels like a delicious place to be… 🙂

  2. Levy Lee · May 28, 2013

    So, I see a connection has been made and young Dayna is off and running like a fold. Lovely poem, reminds me of you. Looking forward to more. And hoping Ms. Thayer can mentor and guide you along the way. 🙂

    • Dayna Leslie Hodges · May 28, 2013

      Hi Levy Lee! Yes, a connection has been made with Lisa; thank you oh so very much for making that happen for me… it was really thoughtful of you to tell her about me! Much appreciated! I’m looking forward to what awaits me as I move forward here…And Lisa has already shared an insight that she learned from Jack Grape which was new to me and interesting… And thank you for your lovely compliment regarding this poem… it’s so neat to me that you say my poem reminds you of me… neat that you saw in me what this poem expresses… Blessings

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