Here is where I usually provide my inspiration for the poem. About all I can tell you is that I wrote this poem on Saturday after a particularly gut-wrenching event. I still cry whenever I think about it, which is quite often. Beyond this, I have to leave you to your own interpretations, as it would reveal too much. This brings me to the real point of this post…
For almost five years (in March) I’ve posted regularly, at least twice a week, except for maybe a week off here or there. Circumstances are such that I need to take a longer break. I don’t know if it will be a matter of weeks or months at this point, but I will be back. I love this place and it makes me sad to do this, but with what’s going on, I can’t chance posting my emotions “real time.” I fully intend to fill in some of the details when I’m on “the other side.” Even though I can’t see the other side through the darkness I’m in right now, I expect I will get there. I don’t know who I’ll be at that point. God willing, someone stronger. Maybe more confident, too.
I hope you don’t forget about me during my absence and are willing to get re-acquainted with me when I return. I have many regular readers that I consider friends and I will miss you! I will try to do some reading, but may not comment much. I look forward to the time when I can experience some sort of happiness again and can share it here :)
If you are the praying type, I could really use your prayers right now.
Inspiration: I wrote this about a month ago about my marriage and how it began as full of hope and faded into what it is today. My goal is to write something that isn’t utterly depressing soon… maybe some fiction (it’s been a while!) I’m glad you stopped by…. have a beautiful Thursday :)
Inspiration: During our recent snowstorm, I saw this young tree bent from the weight of snow. When I spotted it, I immediately thought that it was nature’s representation of me. Several times, I went outside and shook the snow off of it and it would spring back to the upright position. I have hope that I, too, will bounce back like this little tree.
Inspiration: When I wrote this, I wanted the obvious interpretation to be about snow falling. The photo of the recent first major snowfall in my area might have helped illustrate that conclusion. The underlying meaning has more to do with emotions. In the first four lines, I was writing about ambivalence. The next four lines refer to love, and the final four lines are about the end result when ambivalence and love come together.
I hope everyone had a safe and happy New Year! Did you do anything fun to celebrate? Did you make any resolutions? It’s good to be back from my blogging break and I will be catching up on reading over the next week or so :)
Inspiration: I wrote this recently while struggling with the sadness that settles over me at times. I didn’t have a reason to be anything other than content, which is why this recurring ‘darkness’ gets to me. I don’t understand it, can’t explain it, and never know how long it will last, which is why I fear it. I wouldn’t exactly be thrilled to find a monster in the closet, but at least I can comprehend that… and would have a chance to beat it into submission :)
I hope you have a beautiful Monday. I’m glad you stopped by today!