Poetry Reading: ROGUE WAVE, by Joanne Van Leerdam

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Performed by Elizabeth Rose Morriss

Get to know the poet:

What is the theme of your poem?

The theme of ‘Rogue Wave’ is living with and surviving the challenges life throws at us. Everyone faces challenges that turn life over and make us wonder what’s coming next. This poem will also have additional depth for anyone living with a chronic illness or a condition, especially depression or anxiety – they can go through this kind of experience every day, sometimes more than once a day.

What motivated you to write this poem?

‘Rogue Wave’ is a poem that comes from my own experience of life as a person who lives with both depression and chronic conditions. It frequently feels like the wave of life is dumping me hard, but even when it does spit me onto the sand, I have survived.

I wrote this poem to encourage those in similar…

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