And the words come to greet me
Yet I cannot write them down
I am scared of what they reveal
Even as I refuse
Stagnating at the front of my mind
The back of my throat
The tip of tongue
They block everything
Until no further words come
From wherever words spring from
At the end of my fingertips
The keyboard falls silent
And a fog falls
An anguished sadness perpetuates
And suddenly I realise
There is nothing worse than feeling like this
Who cares what anyone thinks
If my own mind turns foe
There is nowhere to run too
Nowhere to go
That it isn’t
Inhabited by me
And this voice
*I write from the heart, it is the only way I know, the only way I am interested in writing and the only way that I can actually carry out my craft
If I try to edit my way around a tricky topic – I’ll just block myself into a corner
Some people may wonder – why write from such a personal place and I understand – some of my posts are fairly revealing – why do that?
The thing is – on that day – that is what arose – so that is what I wrote
If I try to write something different I will end up with diluted clap trap – every time and why bother posting diluted clap trap?
2020 here I come, with another year of heartfelt posts
Thank-you to all the wonderful people who have connected with me so far and continue to read my daily posts
WP Reader is dodgy and I haven’t been as on the ball with my reading lately but I’m getting to that over the next few days and look forward to catching up with where everyone else is at.
Have a great day 💖
25 thoughts on “Having the courage to write from the heart”
Raw and sincere is best when it’s flowing. You can always edit later.
Is there any other way to write? So happy you’re back 🙂
Love love love! The absolute vulnerability and honesty reflected in this piece. Your writing is brave–although it is frightening to write like this. Love seeing it–thank you for existing here beside me in this space <3
Thanks Shayleene – It’s a lovely space isn’t it. I like to imagine blogland as a large cafe, high ceilings, lots of light – green plants everywhere and great friendly interesting people at each table that you pull up alongside and have a chat to for a little while. I love hearing what you have to say – you write so powerfully and the images come plonking into my brain and then I carry them away with me, tucked under my wing like a gift.
Oh yes this is my heaven! Lol love the imagery. Thank you for embracing my own truths as well—so special to share with you
I am nominating you for the Blogger Recognition Award 🙌🏼 https://pouringtruth.wordpress.com/2020/01/02/blogger-recognition-award/
Oh thanks so much – it’s really appreciated – I have a couple to catch up on so may do a combined post. Cheers.
I must agree. Different things motivate the mind and move the pen, that which is within us.
Yes exactly which is why you can give a group of writers one word and they will all come up with a different story and style of work.
Writing from the heart does require courage. As a writer of fiction and non-fiction, I have found the poetic form the best way for me to express my most sensitive, personal experiences and emotions.
Hi Rosaliene – happy new year and yes I think that is why I tend to lean towards poetry for expression of personal thoughts – it just seems more succinct.
I love this! My blog is personal and from a heartfelt place, so I appreciate such writing/sharing.
I love the personal blogs and often gain insight into my own life reading them
This is such a beautiful piece of poetry. I had goosebumps while reading it. Keep up the good work, talented poetess! 🙂
Thankyou that’s very kind 😊
This is so relatable ……love this❤
Thanks Kavya 😊
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I agree with you. Honest writing has become my recipe in healing the self.
Hi! I’m sorry for the late reply – sometimes comments get buried here so just saw this. Yes! Authentic writing has a deeply healing effect.
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