Serenity Sunday: The Passion Collection

The April 22nd Serenity Sunday piece/peace will be my last blog post for a while. I’ll be taking time off to take care of my newborn and get him integrated into our home life.

blog break

I imagine returning to blogosphere with a lot of interesting things to share and new insights on motherhood.

Blogging, for me, has definitely been cathartic. The written truth continues to set me free. I often write to uplift my audience or express myself artistically. I often promote having inner peace. Looking back, I can’t help but notice the  recurring themes of parent/motherhood, black pride, love, humanity, and finding passion. I write about passion A LOT.

Here’s a poem I wrote recently entitled, “Tight Shoes”. I’m adding it to my Serenity Sunday Passion Collection:

You can be damn-good at your job, and not feel passion.

But if you aren’t passionate, chances are,

you’ll look like the odd ball compared to everyone else.

Like too little shoes, you’ll realize you’ve outgrown the culture.

The outcome will be corns, bunions, and calluses; but you’ll learn to suffer through it all.

No one will know what your feet look like or what you’re going through.

You’ll try.



Forcing your foot into the shoe. No longer fitting into the environment you’ve been relegated to.

Chances are, if you’re not passionate…

Passion will eventually expose you.

And the jig will be up.

I thought it would be a nice touch to re-share my previous Serenity Sunday passion pieces, also known as “vulnerability on the page”.

The Move that Saved Me

Fantasies of Me

 Picking Flowers

Grace Over Grind




Clinnesha D. Sibley is an award-winning playwright and published poet/essayist. She is the Literary Arts Instructor at Mississippi School of the Arts in Brookhaven, MS. For more information, please visit: 


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