A Life in Transition


Life. It started at the age of six. It started with a question. It started with a wish. Why was I born a boy? I wish I was a girl. But life was complicated. Mom and Dad fought. They fought a lot. Brother and sister fought. They fought a lot. I, I was caught in the middle. Then, I was bullied. Just because. I no longer wanted to live. I didn’t know how. I still wished I was a girl. But my voice was silenced by society. Then, I got married and had two boys. I wished I was a girl. Then, ten years were wasted by delusions of a double life, but not the one that I wished. That, I tried to forget. I could no longer see the girl I should have been. But then, a simple question changed everything. Do you want to be a girl? Something in the back of my mind awakened. Then, I knew what I had to do.

season to witness
a beautiful transition
monarch butterfly

©Josslyn Rae Turner
Photo from pixabay.com

Written for Haibun Monday: Winds of Change at dVerse: Poet’s Pub. Today’s prompt topic is change. You can write a change of the seasons or a change in your life, from child to adult, adult to middle-age, middle-age to old age.

This also fits right in with On Popular Demand – That which we seek; deep within will find – “IDENTITY” [9] for Prompt Nights, hosted by Sanaa Rizvi at A Dash of Sunny.





43 thoughts on “A Life in Transition

  1. Whistles!! 💖💖 Oh this is so beautifully earnest, Josslyn 🙂 Unlike a drop of water which loses its identity when it joins the ocean, we don’t lose our individuality in the society which we live in; no matter how skeptic and narrow-minded. It’s because our persona shines through even in the most dismal of conditions. Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support 💖💖

    Lots of love,

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Oh Josslyn, I could taste the anxiety of a difficult childhood, with all the fighting and the bullying, and then the relief at asking the right question. As we don’t have Monarch butterflies in the UK, I had to look it up to understand its significance.

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s