How long can we hold on,
To something so broken,
It no longer exists?
Something diminished to dust,
With all too quick fix ups,
Abrupt remedies, and
Corrupt intentions. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #120 – Future Strangers and Never Again Friends
I foolishly promised I’d always be there,
To look out for you, to listen, to guide, to advise,
And I’m trying so hard to simply be anywhere,
Struggling to find a way to more than survive. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #21 – Promises & Betrayals
I’ve always admired Stevie’s ‘Creativity Sessions’ for their purity of endeavor; I don’t think about writing so much as I feel burdened by the drive to write or by the procrastination instead of writing. I’ve accepted this lack in my self – always more emotion than logic, always more flailing than finesse. In an effort to find some middle ground, I thought I’d craft one of these for myself and see how it feels, you know? So tell me how I do in this, my personal step-by-step process of character building:
BLUEPRINTS Continue reading Building Characters To Hide Yourself Within
When I look into the mirror,
What do I see?
All the vice and all the need.
It’s a slow bleed
That feeds the hatred in me,
The evasion of pleas,
The casual cruelty of the free.
I call her demon in green,
Draped in red, white, and blue.
An entreaty to a greater deity –
Make the image someone other
Make me more than the colorful character,
I’ve pretended so long to be,
The one now wearing my skin permanently. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #20 – Savior Liar
Promised to stop,
Knowing you thought it important,
But with fist or with mind,
The need remains
Inside. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #19 – Pain
I have an office now. It’s a small,one window room in my townhouse that fits a desk and a shelf and not too much else.
I love it. Continue reading Drawn To Distractions – How I Spent Time Not Writing
Hello darkness, my old friend…
I would die for your slightest whim,
And I don’t care if it’s a sin.
Ask me to Sink or Ask me to Swim. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #18 – Too Much
To quote: “Socrates believed that virtue was not to be unearthed primarily in past teaching, but rather was something that always could be more fully discovered; and that one of the best ways to go about doing this was to hold dialogues with one’s peers.” – pg. 253
Written in 2004 by Christopher Phillips, author of similarly themed ‘Socrates Cafe’, this collection of sit-down discussions takes place among a diverse sampling of the human race, all of whom share one key characteristic in common: a willingness to be honest and open in the pursuit of truth.
Continue reading Saturday of Book Reviewing – Six Questions Of Socrates
Oh wow. Ok, this is a strange one to look back on: this was my first attempt at playing with set structure. Notice the 4 – 6 – 4 – 6 – 4 line count of the stanzas. I think I tried this out a fair bit after this one, too, but it’s weird to be faced with the original.
One bad decision; One wrong choice
Followed by another and others,
Pointed out by faltering conscience.
Will it even bother? Continue reading Misplaced Missive #15 – Expect The Worst; Hope For The Best
I don’t know how to tell you:
How this reads wrong.
You’re expecting something forever long,
Something permanent carved in fate,
But I don’t want the same.
It’s not my name
Engraved beside yours. Continue reading Misplaced Missive #17 – Permanence