Dakoolah, welcome back! It is so VERY strange that you would return now and post something such as this. Something that is not only deep, but needed to be shown.
I haven’t been on the forum in a while and I have been going through a lot of stuff myself. These blasted emotions seem to be gremlins within my soul that have a mind of their own. Today, I spent a moment at work searching through the ‘forest’ of our forum and I found myself visiting the poems in the Poetry section, reading a few chapters out of the Rayn story, and ending in the Wrytr’s Challenge section transfixed on the post called, “A Letter to Yourself”.
Yesterday seemed so distant when thinking of us laughing and being crazy on this board. We were all a pen stroke apart and a keyboard click close. Now, 'Life' has found its way into our lives and wants attention. Today, you and I returned to this forest searching for something and sharing what needed to be found.
“Unbeknownst to you, I’ve been in pain…”
Can a plea to be heard be anymore louder than this whisper? Your poem seems to be a quiet conflict between whom you are and who you were. The transition between the two is the spirit of this conversation.
This is definitely one of those occasion in which the hurt will understand this in the first read through... as I have.
I'm glad you appreciate and understand the severity of the piece. I know there are those that will take it at face value and write it off. I knew someone would understand. I too reminisce of the old days, but unfortunately life has chosen a different path for us all. I have been in the biggest hiatus of my career and it will take some time to recover, but as you see I am making small steps toward my redemption.
I hope to keep producing pieces as frequently as my conscience will allow. In the mean time, I'll look to my previous works for inspiration.
Welcome back dakoolah! Its been pretty quiet around here for a long time. I welcome the company! I did miss the last two days, but other than that, I'm pretty much here everyday, so I'm sorry I didn't see this sooner.
As to this latest poem, I like it! Not everyone has experienced life shaking events or the black holes that can sometimes consume us for a time. I've been through them a few times in life, although not for a few years now. This called to mind, very vividly, the struggles, the sometimes lonely feelings that those experiences produced. It also called to mind the way that things got better, the light at the end of the tunnel got brighter and how things began to gradually reach firmer ground.
Whatever it was that you experienced and described in this poem, let it shape you. USE the experience to grow. You will ALWAYS have a place here to share your work.
YES, life gets in the way a great deal. But that is how it is. And that's ok. We have this place where we can not only reminisce about the old stories, but share new ones, inspire each other with possibilities for future stories as our lives permit us to craft them.
This forum was created as a sanctuary for those who want to create. And it is EXACTLY that.
Looking forward to the next piece you are able to share.
The Muse leaves you in a zen cloud of well being, positive energy and creative fire. You find yourself succumbing to the overwhelming urge to write and create.......
Omen: Get in line, I have been working like crazy also. I have two major projects I have to finish and hopefully everything slows down. Haven't had time to log into the board... I actually miss it. It feels good popping my head in to see what's going on.
Aug 3, 2017 11:16:19 GMT -5
The Muse: time to get stories rolling again!!!
Aug 3, 2017 16:15:48 GMT -5
The Muse: *POKES OMEN...wanders off looking for Redmage and Magister while mumbling to self.."Now where did knighthood get to....?"
Aug 3, 2017 16:24:51 GMT -5
The Muse: Wednesday!!! Yay! Halfway back to F R Y D A Y!
Aug 9, 2017 14:29:33 GMT -5
Magister: Ive been lame, but ill be making it a point to be on this forum daily! We will rise it from the ground I've let it rest on for too long, to the skies of everlasting geekdom!
Aug 10, 2017 17:11:23 GMT -5
The Muse: woooo hooooo!!! Geekdom rising!!
Aug 11, 2017 21:08:09 GMT -5
The Muse: Woohoo hoooooo! Friday!!!
Aug 18, 2017 11:18:58 GMT -5
The Muse: Gearing up to deal with Hurricane Irma....scratch that...packing to leave town!
Sept 5, 2017 22:45:14 GMT -5
The Muse: Survived the hurricane...as did Omen, Redmage and Magister although they dont have internet yet. How did everyone else in the southeast fare?
Sept 15, 2017 16:10:18 GMT -5
g40t90yes: Good Morning. Now I am no political activist, but with is going on in today's activist world, I have a question. Last Sunday Vice President Pence walked out of a Colts Football game because the Players took a knee. I would like to read your View about this
Oct 11, 2017 7:50:37 GMT -5
g40t90yes: Continue. Now The NFL Owners (Jones-Cowboys, Ross-Dolphins) are going to demand their players stand for the Anthem. Again just thinking out loud. Couple of weeks ago Owners (Jones) knelt with players. Now you are pulling back. Why??
Oct 11, 2017 7:54:40 GMT -5
g40t90yes: One more thing. Some people view The NFL Draft and NBA Draft as a modern day or fashionable auction block for black young men. Thoughts!!! Please.
Oct 11, 2017 8:04:49 GMT -5
The Muse: Im sure there are going to be a lot of thoughts on this...why not start a thread on the topic under the "chat" board. It will be easier for everyone to read and comment on it there. This shoutbox is kinda cumbersome to have to scroll through to read stuff.
Oct 11, 2017 17:15:26 GMT -5
The Muse: Where does the time go?
Nov 7, 2017 9:26:16 GMT -5
Omen: I don't know... some say time goes around in circles - for me, its just a dreary long squiggly line, in some places in its a smile, in others... its not.
Nov 8, 2017 0:02:19 GMT -5
The Muse: Sunday's are for cooking.... Let's do this!!
Nov 26, 2017 13:45:55 GMT -5
The Muse: Monday....yay
Dec 4, 2017 11:47:42 GMT -5
The Muse: IT'S s Friday!! Staring in the face of almost two weeks of down time. This is WAY overdue. 😛
Dec 22, 2017 11:12:47 GMT -5
dakoolah: Happy New Year!!
Jan 1, 2018 17:38:08 GMT -5