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A swan in a glass

My name is Zenobia (Zeno-via) Fick. I’m a 40 year old mother of 3 beautiful daughters. I live in Harare, Zimbabwe. I’ve been teaching teens and tweens for 15 years. I’ve decided to share my journey to THRIVE with your community,because I have grown and found freedom in reading about other people’s journeys.

The picture of the swan in the glass marked the beginning of me being deeply aware that I needed to change my current set of circumstances. Part of this journey to “thrive” has evolved through writing free verse poetry. Through allowing space for this innate expression of creativity I have become more in tune with who I am and what makes me come alive.

I wrote this poem in response to my soul being moved by the image of a swan in a glass.

A swan, made for wild open spaces,
yet in a glass contained.
Unable to spread out, spread forward, dive deep, swim through.
Yet, there is one hope of change ...
the sky above is open
no bars
no bottom
so flap up, flap hard and fly
to wild open spaces
to freedom
to be what you are created for.  

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