Breath of Life

Creating a poetic affirmation in response to a writing prompt.

Bill Holmes
1 min readFeb 3, 2023
Photo courtesy of loveartlifetv via Instagram

This story was inspired by a writing prompt that was distributed to the participants of the Sunrise Scribe weekly writing group hosted by my soul sista Fisiwe Zwana held every Tuesday and Friday at 7:15 am EST.

Breath of Life

I am the breath of life
the manifestation of
the Most High’s vision
living within the in-between
of this human vessel’s first inhale
and its inevitable last exhale
the calm at the center of
every storm, whirlwind, and hurricane
for the almost 53 years
of my existence
where my peace of mind
comes under constant attack
from external factors that desire
to witness my demise by
losing control of my sanity
succumbing to anger
succumbing to anxiety
succumbing to depression
succumbing to trauma
but I will not surrender
nor retreat from my birthright
to be all that I am
because I AM
my dreams and hope
for a promised
and prosperous
well-being.

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Bill Holmes

Writer. Poet. ESSENCE Best Selling Author. Filmmaker. Personal development aficiando who lives and breathes the mantra "I will not be denied!"