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#82411 - 02/24/04 08:44 PM haven't been able
Brayton Offline

Registered: 10/21/03
Posts: 696
Loc: Minneapolis
Since I posted my last poem here I haven't been able to write anything more or really do any other creative work. I think I dread what might come up.

That poem had to do with extremely vague memories of my father doing things that absolutely never occurred to me before.

I am really struggling--want to write or make pictures or something but am frozen in place.

Fellow poets, what can I do?


Sometimes, things just won't work the way we want them to.

#82412 - 02/24/04 11:18 PM Re: haven't been able
crisispoint Offline

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts

Hoo boy, this is hard. On the one hand, I've literally poured out my heart and emptied my head here, and it felt good. It feels good to let the bad stuff out as well as the good.

On the other hand, it brings the pictures back on a clearer, more brutal level. It sometimes feels like revictimization ("You promised," "Too Old," etc.). But it has helped me deal with it on MY terms. I control the imagery and how I use it, not the other way around.

Lord, it can be the hardest thing in the world to deal with hard memories, and I don't know if it will help YOU deal or not, but remember, if you're dealing with it on YOUR terms, you're taking control back, too.

I hope this helps, my friend. I enjoy reading what you have to say.

Peace and love,


There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies

#82413 - 02/29/04 02:18 AM Re: haven't been able
RICK57 Offline

Registered: 12/31/03
Posts: 1611
Brett - poets need pen and paper, some days they can write & others they cannot.

Write when you have inspiration - I am in a very silent place at present and will return to writing poems when I know the time is right.

Some days you will think that you write too much....some days not enough...the fact that you can write at all shows your human touch.

Best wishes ...Rik

*Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
*I was seeking a way of expressing my anger - I found hope!
*There are many battles before the war is won! It can be won!


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