Lesley Young – Selected Poems #15

Identity Crisis

She was looking for herself
In all the usual places
Seeking a connection
But finding just blank spaces

She’d tried the church and dancing class
And some unusual places
Chasing her identity
But tripping on her laces

She’s been to Paris, and to Rome
And more exotic places
But sadly, much to her chagrin
Had no such foreign graces

She’d tried to trace her family tree
In genealogical places
But Smith’s a very common name
Once she’d covered all the bases!

She’d been to South America
And other spiritual places
But couldn’t find her inner self
On all those ruined terraces

‘til finally she turned to words
In creative, literary places,
And found herself in every line
Kicking over the traces.

Lesley Young 

Lesley Young – Writer and Poet

Lesley specialises in helping senior managers in the NHS and not for profit sectors to cope with the challenges they face in bringing about sustainable change.  She has also run her own organisational consultancy business since 2010, and is an accredited and experienced life and business coach.

But Lesley is first and foremost a writer and poet and has been writing for more than 30 years.  She likes her writing to be of the moment and immediate, which means that she leans mostly towards poetry and short stories.  She has been a member of the Scarborough Writers’ Circle for 8 years, where she currently holds the committee role of publicity and website officer.

Lesley is passionate about making a difference.  The healing powers of poetry, and the written and spoken word, underpin and feature in Lesley’s work always.  She has a growing interest in storytelling and memoir, and has several projects in the pipeline – one of which is to develop her interest in running writing retreats, and the other to publish some of her own writing.

To find out more about Lesley visit: integracoaching.uk.com


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