I believe that every writer (and poet) has unfinished pieces of work that they’d like to get to at some point. And they come from different places of emotional states. Here are some of mine, as I try to put them in perspective for you.
I am sure I was thinking about my life and my work when I lost my sense of NOW when I wrote this:
“I wish that my world
Could stop spinning so fast.
I need to catch my breath,
Take a seat and relax.”
This came from much work on my Self over the last three and a half years. Realizations like this strike me at times I least expect. I am happy to report that I’ve been working hard on all of those walls…we’ll see where it leads me and how all of that goes!
“My head is throbbing
But the pain isn’t there
I can’t locate it exactly
It’s hidden by a wall I’ve built
A long time ago
And it’s ready to be broken
I’m ready to let go.”
I am pretty sure this was a reflection of my past heartbreaks…friendships, loves and other life’s lessons…
“A hot shower
Can wash away the dirt
And the tears
But not the scars.
And stay with us.
No matter how hard
We try to scrub them out”
This was written at a time when I realized that sometimes being strong isn’t all that strong. Real strength comes from being who you are – your feelings and all – letting it all show.
“I wanted to hold back my tears
But I knew they had to fall.”
I think I will always feel like this!
“I am not a poet
But I write out of love”
I do not believe in Valentine’s Day. In fact I do not think that there should be a reason given to anyone to express their love, care or affection to someone. I love spontaneity and surprises and I think that this was just one of those times when I was on a “man-hating” rampage when I wrote this.
“There should be a man
At my door
With flowers in his hand
To remind me of affection
And that chivalry is not dead”
These lines are heavy. They reflect some of my disappointments and many of my truths of past relationships. Although there is some ego in it, it was mostly to reflect the fact that, I believe in trying to make things work and giving it my best try. I don’t ever want to walk away from a connection or a relationship and wonder would things have turned out differently had I just done a little bit more? I think we walk away too soon nowadays. That’s where these lines come from.
He said: “In life, you have to pick your battles.”
She replied: “Will you ever fight for me? For us?”
I must have been thinking about my ‘perfect’ guy here…
“Your name is on my lips.
These lips you’ve never even kissed.”