Tuesday, January 11, 2011

ARE YOU LOST?

(Taken in the canopy of a rain forest  in Costa Rica.)

LOST

Friendship lost
to an open fire.

Friendship lost
to a bad desire.

Friendship lost
because of age.

Friendship lost
a result of rage.

A heart so sad
it can't be true.

A pain so deep
caused by you.

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The poem is by me...on a sad day...quite some time back...I just felt like sharing something I wrote.

I have a confession...(hangs head in shame)...I've been a poser...I haven't written anything new in a while.  :(  But tomorrow is a new day.  I will do better.  I know I have stories in me.  I know I want to share them with kiddos...

What about you?  How's your writing life going?

33 comments:

  1. :( that's a very sad poem. Hope you're feeling better today than on the day you wrote it. Hope your muse pops her head in soon! :)

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  2. What a sad, spare poem! We all get in to writing funks sometimes. I actually think these pauses are necessary--your subconscious is churning in the background, just preparing your next story. That takes some time. Then all you have to do is get through all those conscious roadblocks (e.g., "what if it's no good?" , "what if I've already written my best stuff??"), and you'll be writing again! Easier said than done, I know, but you can do it!

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  3. Powerful poem!

    I've been busy, busy, busy lately and have only been been able to find a few minutes here and there for writing. It's been nuts! hoping life slows down in February!

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  4. Yay for your heartfelt and deeply sad poem!! (Gosh it must have been a painful event for you! I'm truly sorry!)

    It's beautiful!! I think treasuring and visiting and airing what we wrote before is no bad thing!!! Sometimes I look back on my past bits of writing and think "hey they're not so bad - just a bit of tweaking here and there..".

    Good luck with your new day's writing whether it be retrospectively or not! It's all good! Take care
    x

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  5. I liked the poem. Poetry usually boggles me but I feel like I got yours!

    As my blogging life declines (over 700 unread posts and counting), my writing life has increased. I'm afraid that's just the way it has to be for now.

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  6. Thanks for sharing your poem! Doesn't matter when you wrote it - you wrote it! Good luck with the writer's funk! :)

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  7. Sharon, that's an awesome poem; sad, but really deep. You have a real flair for poetry. Thanks for sharing.

    I'm writing a lot; almost too much to get anything else done. Now, whether the writing is worth reading is a w~h~o~l~e 'nuther subject.

    ~ Yaya

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  8. Wow, touching poem, Sharon. Thank you for sharing.
    I'm back to going over my ms word for word as I'll be querying in a few weeks. Yikes!

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  9. Are you familiar with Poetry Friday? Someone hosts it each Friday and puts links to poems that writers have on their blogs (either by them or another author). I used to participate in it all the time, I should again soon. You should too! I just google blogs to see who is hosting and put my link in their comments.

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  10. OK. No more sadness. Get up girlfriend! Let's dance and sing.

    "Ain't no mountain high enough. Ain't no river wide enough."

    Let's go, go, go. (I pull you up and we dance and sing and collapse in laughter)

    Life is good!

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  11. I've had a slow writing start to the year as well. I'm teetering on the brink of some big revisions and I fear I'm procrastinating a bit! Gonna try to get started this afternoon. Best of luck with a new project!

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  12. hi miss sharon! that picture is neat. i could like to do a cable ride way up in that rain forest. for that poem i could feel lots of sadness. im thinking you had lots of tears when you did it. for sure i know you got lots of neat ideas for writing stuff specially kiddo stories. my friend johnny says he cant wait to read your stories. :) me neither!
    ...hugs from lenny

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  13. Love the poem! My writing life isn't at a high point right now. Query wars is so disheartening, and I need to begin a new project but haven't. I think I'm having a crisis of writer's faith.

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  14. Love the poem, old or not. On page 60 and editing... will I ever get to the end!

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  15. Very nice poem! Just beginning to query here and I already feel the need to get back to the familiarity of writing. Hope your muse visits again soon!

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  16. Great poem! I think we are all posers at times. It's okay. Because deep down we know who we are. =)

    My writing is on hold for a week or two while I finish up a research paper. :p Wish it were done.

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  17. My writing is about the same place as yours. Sigh!
    Karen

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  18. I'm caught up in reviews and critiques at the moment and haven't had enough time to work on my own writing. Siiigh.
    I LOVE that poem. Beautiful.

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  19. Hi Sharon,
    Tis a sad poem, indeed. Yet today is another day and your positivity shines through. And tomorrow? I look forward, with positive anticipation, some new marvellous writing from you.
    Take good care.
    Gary :-)

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  20. Sad, but powerful poem.

    My writing life is riddled with Inner Editor thoughts and timeline issues, but I'll resolve them somehow. Eventually. :P

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  21. I love your poem, Sharon - very well written!

    My writing's going okay. Some days are harder than others, definitely.

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  22. I just sat down to write for the first time in what seems like forever, Sharon, so I definitely understand. You're right. Tomorrow's a new day. Enjoy it!

    Amy

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  23. Such a wonderful poem Sharon!

    Sometimes we just get into that slump and can not do anything creative. But not to worry, don't push it, it will come back in a flash and you will have inspiration plenty. In the meantime, relax and enjoy! :)

    Warm hugs for you today,
    xo Catherine

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  24. Sad, but true poem.

    What writing? (Does that answer your question?)

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  25. That poem was definitely written from a sad place. :(

    Unfortunately, I'm bogged down as well. I have revisions I have to tackle which represent my make-it or break-it decision, thus my hesitancy. *sigh*

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  26. Love your poem. I am glad you shared 'cos it touched a chord in me :)

    We all have stories in us and we all want to hear stories - hence storytellers were invented.

    You are a storyteller ... Don't give up Sharon xx

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  27. Oh, my heart just broke. That poem was moving and I thank you for sharing it, Sharon.

    I haven't been writing lately either. The holidays sucked up all of my time...and now I have family home due to snow. *sigh* As you said, tomorrow is another day. I did do some editing today...so at least I looked at my current WiP for a while. For the first time since Nov., but it's a start.

    Hugs,
    Lola

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  28. Right now I'm managing the blog, but that's about it. Total poser as well.

    Love the poem -- it definitely affected me. The photo is nice too. I've been to Costa Rica and loved the lush foliage :)

    I'll do some writing if you will ;)

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  29. I love the poem; it's heart-breakingly true. I hope you'll feel better and can write lots and lots tomorrow.

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  30. It was a sad poem, but the rain forest is beautiful. We all send you lots of purrs and head bonks so that you can feel more chipper!

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  31. Can't write these days, Sharon. Been a long long time that I have not written anything decent.... :(

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  32. a very beautiful poem, to simple but so true and powerful! Love it.

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  33. Hi....came over from The Write Words...the poem reminded me of a few friendships that ended due to silly reasons...but it sieved out good friends for me...

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