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Guess what I’m doing?
If you said holidays, sadly, you’d be mistaken. But thanks for playin’. =D
Nope, not on holidays, but I admit, I let my mind participate in the holiday mode on a regular basis, even when I’m not on holidays. A happy mind is a creative mind. At least that’s how I roll. =D
I’m back at work playin’ catch-up, but it’s all good, cuz I actually do love my job. Call me crazy.
This week was my first ‘in water’ dragonboat practice. The boat stayed upright. We stayed in it. It was a great practice! Woo hoo! Okay, we’re not that bad. In fact, we do pretty good. We haven’t won any races, but the team is phenomenal; they have such spirit. For me, paddling for a cure for cancer hits home; I lost my father to cancer. So I paddle for him and for everyone else’s father, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, etc. It’s not about winning the dragonboat race, it’s just about putting my heart and soul into every stroke of the paddle.
Paddles up! Take ‘er away!
So, here’s the thing, last night I was pondering some ideas for my writing exercise and I got to thinking about the inner struggle with goodness and darkness. Because I tend to write with a darker feel, I love to explore this very conflict. It intrigues me, cuz it creates such multi-layered, complex characters that you can both love and hate. My exercise captures a glimpse into that turmoil. Enjoy.
Close to the Bone
Standing on the precipice of heaven and hell
I’m deluged with darkness and light
The weight of the world presses in on me
Suffocating my fortitude.
My soul for sale
A battle rages within me
I tilt and sway
Neither here nor there.
The dawn is so distant
Thunder rumbles and I feel it in my bones
Lightning strikes upon the horizon
Filling my heart with dread.
Stripped of my vanity
I’m deluded with unprincipled valour
A smoking gun
With a twisted sense of honour.
Edgy and dangerous
My words, so close to the bone
Rock the pillars of morality
I am but a slave to indecency.
Goodness fights for supremacy
Instilling the presence of mercy
That could very well be my downfall
Goodness has no place here
Darkness plies me with sweets
Temptation breathing life into me
Which I cannot ignore.
I cannot fail
Yet I do
I cannot fall
Yet I do.
I am faced with a startling reality
I am human.
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I am very pleased with WordPress. I’m gonna blog with this site for a bit and if all goes well, I will move all blogger posts over here. It’s already so much better in so many ways! Thumbs up so far! Woot!