I have written this line
a thousand times, and
I’ll write it
a thousand more.
Until the day that I can find
What life really has in store
Ever since that day out there,
in the desert sun
far from my mind
you have not been
whether in sadness
or in fun.
Or when I’m bored
or when I’m cranky,
when I’m tired,
when I’m happy,
when I’m sad or mad,
or feeling a little sappy.
Or when I’m just plain
or having the best day
I’ve ever had.
You’re never far from my mind,
In case I didn’t make it clear–
And that’s the line I’ve written
again and again and again,
And I’ll write it all a thousand more,
once we get to begin.
Some days I write a lot, and others
not as much
Some days verse comes like Niagara,
powerful, heavy rush
Some days it’s like a spigot,
not quite on, but not quite off,
slowly tapping, dripping, splashing
into a deep, and yawning trough.
But it’s important to remember,
that even the most powerful, raging streams
always start as drips,
waterfalls in their dreams.
You gotta have the lows to appreciate the highs,
and you gotta be on the ground to appreciate the sky,
you gotta have fast to appreciate slow,
and you gotta have STOP to appreciate GO
You gotta have a left to appreciate the right,
and you gotta have day to appreciate the night.
You gotta once be weak to appreciate being strong,
and you gotta once be short, to appreciate long.
You gotta know empty, to appreciate full,
and you gotta be the matador to appreciate the bull.
You gotta be wrong, to appreciate right,
and you gotta be the villain to appreciate the Knight.
You have to once attack, to appreciate defend,
an you gotta have a beginning, to appreciate the end.
There won’t be many posts that are only prose, but this one will be one of them. I started this to give me a creative writing outlet. Since grade school I can always remember thinking in poems, and wanted a place to put them.
This blog is really for me, but if you’re here and reading, I hope you can enjoy it as well.
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