My Words

“Get into the habit of writing,” they say,
So I will.
And yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of brainblock,
I shall fear not my words.
Those nuggets of wonder,
That, plucked out from under the bushel of my mind,
Have the power to blind me with their versatility,
And from me they fight,
Claw desperately to light.
And whether or not they say what I mean,
Or I mean what I say,
My words cannot be pushed back for one more day.
“We are here!” they cry.
And here they’ll stay.

I’ve always been afraid of putting pen to paper; writing poetry leaves me feeling vulnerable and exposed! Last week, through a strange turn of events, I found myself at an open mic poetry night and the floodgates opened. This poem and my blog are the result of that night and are dedicated, with thanks, to Emma and the creative writing crew who gave me the confidence to put pen to paper at long last. 

10 thoughts on “My Words

  1. ivors20 says:

    What a great opening poem for your blog site. And now you’ve started writing, you’ll enjoy the self exploration of your journey. I’ve been writing for over 20 years, and only started to share my words 8 years ago, and now gradually I’ve come out of my hibernation, and now accept that others actually like my writings….

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  2. ivors20 says:

    It’s nice to help each other out, I had some wonderful bloggers guide me at the beginning. And I see you like your music, so I’ll send you a song by David Francey, a Canadian singer/sonwriter, he’s a fav’ of mine. And if you like I can show you how to do this. Us poet bloggers are always sending each other music video clips.

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  3. Angela says:

    This resonates!! I’ve been on a personal journey the last several years that resulted in an unleashing of words that won’t be silenced. And I went to my first open mic recently and the experience was unreal. I read the second time I attended, which was also an unbelievable experience. I’m so happy you found my blog so I could find yours! Thank you.

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