Happy Sunday another scheduled post with one of the earlier poetry movies that I did. https://athousandbitsofpaper.com/2019/11/21/the-voice-in-our-head/ Back tomorrow. Stay well and enjoy your Saturday or Sunday whichever it is in your part of the world.
Fear Paralysing Heat rushing Heart sinking Shame Shame Shame The fear of failing being seen as lame lame lame I’ve had all these fears All these moments Again and Again and again And I’m still alive There is a second sometimes when I post something Where I literally have to walk through a brick wall […]
Bloom in my chest Rush to my face Smile Like a flower opening I want to hold it for awhile Enjoy the colour Scent Sweetness Alas night sets in The editing Brings doubt The flower shrinks Dropping petals behind me as I walk out Switch off the light But before I close my eyes Alone […]
Swirling paint Tapestry woven There are things which are said More left unspoken In the spaces between What was done And ￼said Are the things we don’t have Those we never expect Choosing this Sometimes means leaving another The price of what’s done Is unspent Untried Untested Lifetimes are made Of unfinished canvases And the […]
Assumptions and conclusions A child jumping into puddles The illusions That we dream up Scattering like muddy water The movement toward truth All that is needed to alter The reflection Seen in the surface Right before we Jump!
A five year old Applying newspaper strips Dipped in glue At school To the outside of a big red balloon Harden in the sun Pop Done A perfectly hollow shell to paint Looks substantial Add a face It makes a mask The small ribbon of deflated balloon Once full of air Now discarded *Other posts […]
When we justify this And we justify that And we bend ourselves into things that the world doesn’t understand Can’t comprehend because the world itself is broken and its broken beings can only view each other through millions of cracked lenses Filters themselves filtered Distilled Until They lose Their strength And dignity By trying to […]
Why have I come back? Well let’s not put the cart before the horse Why did I shut down the blog in the first place? Which took me awhile to fully understand myself Short answer? Because I hate failing And I was failing – or felt I was I lacked the courage and intestinal fortitude […]
I’m back. I’ve been skirting around the edges of WordPress for awhile – it’s so difficult to pick up the reins again once a blog has died beneath you and to get back into writing. And blogs do literally (no pun intended but…) die. The funeral is past – readers drift away, things change. One […]
Shearing time – one of the most exciting times of year in the rural calendar. At least it was for me growing up on a sheep station. I still get excited about shearing because it was such a huge event in my childhood. It was when strangers arrived at our property and stayed in the […]