Thursday, March 5, 2015

{#sol15} 5/31 Sometimes

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Sometimes
the thing you most want to write about, 
that moment 
that is upper most in your mind, 
you just can't write about. 

It's not really your story to tell, 
but it does affect you. 

The words float about in your brain, 
trying to come together, 
trying to recreate that moment that changed your day, 
changed your life. 
They are trying to come together 
to share a feeling, 
a moment.

But, they just aren't ready yet.

And you have to leave them
ALONE
until the timing is right.

14 comments:

  1. Writing is all about knowing when to write in order to say what you really want to say. Thanks for this reminder, Deb.

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  2. I am going through this same thing involving my husband. Like you said it is not my story to tell, but it sure would make it easier on me.

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  3. I completely agree with you, sometimes the stories just aren't ready to tell. I like how well you wrote something I'm sure all of us have felt.

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  4. Deb, your poem is so reflective on the process of writing that I felt your words were ready to be voiced. And they were so beautifully. Thank you.

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  5. So true Deb. Stories need to patience to grow, to be nurtured, and to be pruned for optimal growth and blossoms of fruit. Let it sit. Play in your notebook. Share when and if you feel it's right. Beautiful poem to say this!

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  6. It's not really your story to tell... that stops me many times. Maybe I was part of the story, and I really want to write it. I guess when it comes to that, I could write it... but it is hard to write something if you aren't free to share it.

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  7. Oh yes! In fact this very thing stymied me for a long time last year - I had a story to tell about how our daughter and son-in-law had found their perfect house, but I couldn't write it then. It was a "not yet" kind of thing. Your poem describes this so perfectly!

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  8. The internal machinations of the writer are often about the struggle to gain order from chaos. Sometimes the words flow and sometimes we feel like we are pushing them onto the page. Deb, your poem bring such inner struggles into the light.

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  9. The internal machinations of the writer are often about the struggle to gain order from chaos. Sometimes the words flow and sometimes we feel like we are pushing them onto the page. Deb, your poem bring such inner struggles into the light.

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  10. This story must live within until it becomes your story to write. Sometimes that is difficult to accept, but we have to wait.

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  11. So important that we consider privacy when we are sharing so publicly. It could be a moment for the good ole journal, to be written and not shared yet. I'm thinking about that all the time.
    DIgitalBonnie

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    1. You're right, Bonnie, and that's exactly what I did.

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  12. The suspense grows as we await the forming of the words to create your special story.

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  13. Those are the days I have the hardest time writing, Deb. I know just how you feel! I'm glad you wrote through that feeling instead of just feeling stuck and deciding not to blog because you can't get past that story you can't tell.

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