Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wonderful Magpie 36

I must admit that the first thing I do when I turn on the computer is check my comments. Not because I need your praise but because I need you. Your words they are like little friends that greet me each day. They are more meaningful to me than I ever imagined anything inanimate could be. I am like a child opening gifts on Christmas morning. Thank you for the gift of your words.





Magpie Tales
Open the doors to the soul and let the imagination flow
like a sweet comforting breeze!




I was closed up tight,
Sucking back the loads
Of emotion too heavy to release.
Lest I fall deep in the crevasse,
Never to be heard from again.

Enough, I said to myself
There is no time left for,
this anguish.
All that time is used up!

Write it out,
Release it to the world.
Find the goodness, it is out there
In multitude!
No one’s life is without challenge.
Doesn’t your pain, craziness and complaints
Bore you to pieces?
Write it out,
Let it go.
Open a new door and smell the breeze
The rose garden is in bloom!


 

43 comments:

Glenn Buttkus said...

Nice piece, Kristen, rife with
the solution for those of us
who let our words be the
conduit of our emotions
and intellect. I like the lines
/write it out/release it to
the world/, because too often
we impressionable ones that
weep when a butterfly falls,
keep the beauty of our insights
within. It is brave to be a
magpie, and on the poetic
wing, in the flock, you will
never have to be /sucking back
the loads of emotion/.
Keep after it. Nice to have met
you at the Manor and in the
nest.

Rene/ Not The Rockefellers said...

Kristen, you have beautifully put what so many of us feel.
It was not until I started writing it out did I start appreciating and loving the one person I could not stand to be alone with...myself

Beautiful

Peace ~Rene

Myrna R. said...

Kristen, you would not believe how much your words were meant for me today. I'll spare you the details, instead, I'll go write it out, release it to the world.

Great poem.

Lydia Kang said...

I love the ending, and I could almost feel that breeze. Just lovely. Keep up the writing!

Stafford Ray said...

You may not yet realise that your door is already wide open. Writing poetry as therapy is almost as good as digging a garden and planting out seelings... lie and hope. And of ocurse I am available!

Stafford Ray said...

That should read 'life and hope'. But the original has possibilities too!

Alakaline said...

Kristen, first thanx for this prompt.
Do check out my response.

Your words "Lest I fall deep in the crevasse,Never to be heard from again." remind me of something I had written several years ago.

Reflections said...

Beautifully said for what you have experienced, but I would think that like myself, many will think you have spoken what they feel....

Magpie has offered a great venue (thank you Willow) for many of us, as well as blogland in general, to speak with our creative side and stop being stagnant in this the world we live. Thank you for sharing it in such an eloquent way.

Deborah said...

Absolutely wonderful! I loved it :o)

Gabriela Abalo said...

Beautiful poem, so tender :)

Berowne said...

Awfully well written.

Jinksy said...

Smelling roses is always a good idea! :)

Rogue said...

Well done Kristine. I can almost see the smile on your face as you stand in the light and breathe in the fresh air. Hugzzzzzzz

umapoems said...

Beautiful and powerful poem..enjoyed it!

willow said...

I've opened that new door and smelled the lovely breeze, as well. Like so many others, your piece hit me smack-dab in the face. Wonderful.

izzy said...

My Father said to me long, long ago-
" Write something everyday. It doesn't matter if it is just one sentence or page after page." So I just show up and see what comes...amazing leads, travels,
explorations. Sometimes images, colors,
photo's. Then as you say they are free-

Martin H. said...

A complex topic, covered with beauty.

kathew said...

Great piece-and good advice!

signed...bkm said...

Nice write and meaning of why we write Kristen...there is something magical about words....thank you..bkm

Jingle said...

write it out,
let it free your body and soul,
cool sentiment.
lovely magpie.

annell said...

That sounds really good! Thanks

Catalyst said...

Kristen, I like this one a lot.

paulandrewrussell said...

A very nice piece of writing, Kristen.

kickoutthejams said...

Lovely piece Kristen, you've captured the way I write as a release! And what a beautiful smell of roses...

Kay L. Davies said...

Very good stuff. "Release it to the world" is perfect.

And thank you for visiting my blog. I realize I didn't exactly write a "vignette" for my first Magpie, but it is what it is, and I refuse to beat myself over the head with it. LOL

Kay, Alberta

susan m hinckley said...

So nicely written Kristen, and it felt like the breath of fresh air you were describing. I could truly identify with every word. I'm very pleased to make your acquaintance.

surbi said...

Beautiful... Yes everybody goes through something that can break her/him in to pieces... But if every one has to go through something they should also know the way to let it out... Lovely magpie....

OJ Gonzalez-Cazares said...

so true!! I read it twice to soak it in...to never forget, that it is all up to us. Loved it ;)

gautami tripathy said...

You have a wonderful way with words and beautiful imagination...

fortune tellers

kathi harris said...

I luv it. Great write!

elizabeth said...

we all need to give ourselves a kick in the butt from time to time. lovely.
thanks
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http://thejoyofbeingamonkeywrench.com/shinning-writers-island-prompt-24-titled-envision/

Brian Miller said...

i often find my writing therapeutic...letting it out...opening the door t allow a new breeze to freshen the air...i get this...nice magpie!

Uncle Tree said...

Hi, Kristen!

Your emotional rendering of the way we each deal with pain was thoughtful and well spelled-out. Good work!

One song immediately came to mind --
Carly Simon's "Haven't Got Time".

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4HLHuS3hkw

Perhaps, you know it.(?) Fits in well here.
Btw, I've stuck an old scary one on my home page if'n you'd care to come and see your Uncle Tree. :)

Have a great weekend now! UT

Diane T said...

The roses are in bloom! Great! A most enjoyable poem to read!

Mary said...

Very wise, Kristen. Writing things out DOES release them to the world, freese the writer, and that is a good thing!

Tumblewords: said...

Truly wonderful!!

cheryl said...

Kristen, you are an inspiration to us all!

C.M. Jackson said...

write out-smart and the best way to work it through--great magpie and blogs--look forward to reading more

nimaruichi said...

Find the goodness, and let go - sound advice. Like the note of positivity. :-)

Suz said...

your writing comes from a deep place and connects with many
I also think it is just simply beautiful as well
keep writing

kkrige said...

The pen is a mighty thing indeed. Writing for release is one of the best things you can do for yourself, whether you be a writer or not. I find putting words to paper gets them out of my head so that I can look at the and in that way sometimes understand them better. Nice post. I love your breeze...

cosmicamity said...

striking words !

much love and peace
Amity

Helen said...

Kristen, I loved this!!!

I'm in Atlanta now with #1 son who just turned 50! Priceless ....