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28 January 2017 @ 10:17 pm
[The Real LJ Idol Season 10] Week 7: Where I'm From  
The DreamWriters

Ever since I was in high school,
the crows called me as their own
Guarding me, a reassuring presence
Not long after
A fight with a friend
And my first flirtation
with Self-Harm
He walked in
A guardian angel
in a wool sweater
Assuring me that
there was no need
to take the anger
out on myself
And not long after,
his girlfriend
the one who chose freely
to take the anger for a time

More walkins came
over the next few years,
but we stayed fairly small
Until college
that's when we had twelve new walkins
and a natural split that forked into seven

Among them, Corvus, who took his
name from the Ravens and taught us
why the crows had claimed us in high school
That while they tend to be spirits of death and pain
There's a lot of powerful change involved
especially in learning to bridge their gaps
and see the silver lining of hope and faith
Our purpose: to be the spirit that reflected
in Corvus's two-toned wings:
black with silver
and off-white with gold.

From there we took the name Dreamers United
Vowing to wake up and help out
To build that bridge of hope
Within and without

Years later,
and many more walkins
We shifted...
after discovering a program
based in Recovery, giving us a home
to come into our own just like our
favorite Harry Potter character
Learning the gift of Reiki
from a kind Master
And discovering from a creative friend
That we have a knack for
bridging resources and people

Still using Dreamers as a personal name
We chose a new name,
to be the professional alter ego,
to show that
In our united front,
instead of merely just dreaming
we're choosing to write our dreams
into reality, to continue to be
that bridge of hope

To encourage others
To heal
and share their stories

Name: Emma Hryniewicz
Alterego: The DreamWriters
Motivation: Be the bridge of hope to encourage ALL THE STORIES.
Qualities: Expert [+4] Writer, Expert [+4] Motivator, Good [+2] Healer, Good [+2] Soup & Nary Connections, Average [0] Plural System, Average [0] Activist, Poor [-2] Softspoken Poor [-2] Wallflower
Powers: Good [+2] Reiki Healer, Good [+2] Word of Mouth

This was written for therealljidol Season 10 Week 7: Where I'm From. It is also based on a prompt from a facebook friend that I was going to use for the December Blogging Meme 2016: "You are a superhero! Tell your origin story!" as a result this is also being crossposted to Medium. If you want to know another aspect of "Where I'm From" you can also check out this old poem I wrote a couple years ago (LJ).

This entry was originally posted at http://dreamwriters.dreamwidth.org/37252.html.
marlawentmadmarlawentmad on January 29th, 2017 10:32 pm (UTC)
This was such an interesting story; I love the format. The detail about the crows struck all the chords with me. When I was in high school I used to send up all my melancholy feelings to the three crows who were always flying above on my walk to school.
adoptedwriteradoptedwriter on January 30th, 2017 10:06 pm (UTC)
Unique way to use the prompt!
Murielle: Scrunchedmurielle on January 31st, 2017 07:50 pm (UTC)
Crows! Ravens! Walkins!

This takes me back.

Thank you so much for sharing your dreams. Very moving.
Kellykajel on February 1st, 2017 03:40 pm (UTC)
This was lovely.
Teo Sayseternal_ot on February 2nd, 2017 12:49 pm (UTC)
Nice use of the prompt.Loved it!
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on February 2nd, 2017 09:07 pm (UTC)
It really seems you have been lucky to find like-minded and uncommon people over the years who have been a great help in forming your sense of community and self, and that together you are reaching others once like you-- who will be welcomed, loved, and bring enrichment to the community of the world.
kick_galvanic, zagzagael, skull_theatrebleodswean on February 4th, 2017 03:44 pm (UTC)
instead of merely just dreaming
we're choosing to write our dreams
into reality

The fucking YARN FAIRY!mac_arthur_park on February 4th, 2017 05:19 pm (UTC)
I love the way you used the prompt!
penpusher: Writer by <lj user=tygerx>penpusher on February 5th, 2017 08:42 am (UTC)
I can see how the story fits both of your prompts and that's a pretty intriguing superpower!
rayasorayaso on February 5th, 2017 04:09 pm (UTC)
This was a great way to use the topic to create a fascinating and creative poem. Well done!
alycewilsonalycewilson on February 5th, 2017 09:30 pm (UTC)
Hope. The best gift!