Wednesday, December 13, 2017

ASG Creative Corner with Mia

ASG Creative Corner with Mia - A Simpler Grace

Good day, and welcome to the third installment of the ASG Creative Corner. With the coming holidays, this will be the last post in the series until the new year but fret not, there are plenty of spaces if you'd like to share your creative passion. Keep reading if you're interested in signing up.

Today, I have one of my besties on the blog. Mia is the blogger behind Mia Sutton blog and she and I share many things in common, including a love of words. One thing I love about Mia is her ability to pour her heart out in her poetry, so I'm honored that she will be sharing a little of her gift here on the blog.

Hello, hello. I’m Mia and I’m so honored to be a guest here in Lecy’s virtual home today because I’ve been a fan of her and this blog for quite some time. So, a little bit about me. I’m a 34-year-old Virginia native. I’m married to my high school sweetheart and we have two sweet little boys. I’m also the Editorial Manager of Holl & Lane Magazine and a self-proclaimed word nerd. I love cheesy action movies and corny jokes, but most of all, I love to write.

Words have always captured my attention, even from a young age. I used to furiously scribble stories into my notebook when I was a kid and I never stopped writing in some form or fashion ever since.

I particularly became interested in poetry as a teenager. I devoured books by E.E. Cummings and Sylvia Plath and my personal favorite, Walt Whitman. I love how poetry can capture a snapshot of emotion. There doesn’t have to be a beginning or an end, you just jump right into the middle of whatever you’re feeling. It can be so raw, authentic, and healing, and really helps me to process whatever I’m going through in a particular moment in time. And most of all, I love how poetry, kind of like music, is open to interpretation and the same poem can mean different things to different people.

My poetry has evolved over the years and recently I’ve focused on exploring my childhood. That’s what today’s poem is about as well, and I hope you enjoy. 


I was a child
The day I was destroyed
My solitude shining like a beacon
A glittery target on my back
I felt worthy
Drawn in by your laughter
I should have known better
I’ll forever measure in before and after
Steel beams
Sleepy smile
You twist and turn
I suffocate
Drowning in panic and disbelief
The moment of betrayal is so sweet
To trust and realize you’re a fucking fool
Thank you for that
For teaching me the wary lesson
The memory seared into my eyes
A kaleidoscope of hate and fear
I can’t get it out of my head
All these years later
Catching me off guard
To think I’m your victim
I don’t wish you dead
But I relish the thought of it
It stays with me
Like the bell I can’t unring
The images I can’t unsee
Burning for eternity


Wow! Mia's words are so powerful. Am I right? I always get all the feels when I read any of her poetry. If you want to connect with Mia, you can visit her blog or link up with her on Twitter. You can also check out Holl & Lane Magazine, which happens to be one of my favorites!

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  1. You're the best! Thank you for having me and letting me share my poem. Hugs!

  2. Mia's a wonderful writer! Her words are very powerful! It was fun learning more about her!

  3. Thank you, Beth! You're too kind. :)

  4. Beautiful, Mia! I used to write poetry a lot in high school but I haven't in years. I do love it though!!!


  5. Love this Mia! I used to write poetry too. It was mostly angsty high school poetry but I had a few that weren't. Just a few though! Thanks for sharing Lecy!

  6. You're welcome, love! I'm happy to have you and share your beautiful poetry. :)

  7. Thank you so much for sharing Mia here. I’ve read her poetry before and am always impressed by her word choice and sentence structure. She just has IT, right?? This last piece is so powerful, too <3

  8. I always love reading Mia's poetry! This one is so hard to read, but so powerful.

  9. Beautiful poem Mia! I love the statement of forgiveness & strength in it!