Some days inspiration steps up and politely requests, “Write me, please.” These days can deliver more than the resulting poem or story or essay.
Sometimes, you are afforded a peek into your own psyche. This, undoubtedly, holds the potential to unnerve.
I looked at my creation, written just as I most enjoy, straight off the heart. No concern or fear or reservation whatsoever.
Publish button clicked, fun little exercise accomplished, and then – concern. For someone who works hard at revitalizing his heart, fears still creep up and challenge the allied mindset that likes to say, “what if this puts someone off?”
Absurd on one hand, as the poem contains some of the most positive attributes I’ve written in weeks. On the other hand, the possibility exists that the poetic statement itself could cause discomfort in that the message is bold (at least by my standards).
I am defined these days, internally, by strife and my struggle to rise above. My writing rediscovered, each time I feel moved to create, I feel a renaissance growing within. This intensity could be off-putting. How very odd as I write this, is the irony of these statements as related to a positive poem, yet I’ve not felt this way with any of the darker ones.
My assessment is that the darker poems are statements of experience, the positive are statements of hope. One cannot lose the experience, but one can lose hope. Alas, I ramble. On this site I do like to give the preamble to the poem. Today’s may be a bit long and convoluted, but it helped to work through my emotional misgivings so I might step back into my ‘invincible summer’ within.
Today’s spur of the moment poem:
The Most Beautiful Connection
Whether here or there,
Warm smiles share time in human history.
Whether sun or moon,
Fingers telegraph messages and ideals unspoken.
Whether melancholy or glad,
Friendship binds our most beautiful connections.
Whether vexed or stoic,
Connection helps us through dark and lonely times.
Whether near or far,
To reach out embodies the marrow of our lives
Whether love or friendship
Each simultaneous moment thrums the heart’s beautiful connection.
Hey! Did you know I also write fiction? My focus writer’s group just published the Kindle version of our first novel, The Method Writers. Interestingly, the characters in the novel wrote a book titled Fictitious Fiction. Both are available globally. Check us out! Please!
The hardcover print version of The Method Writers will be available in early July, 2012. It too, will be available globally once released. The softcover edition will be released September 1, 2012. I will be sure to announce these dates again!!! 🙂