life as i know it

"...everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt." -Sylvia Plath

Monday, June 12, 2006

Today I write...

Today I write
words of confusion and passion
words that bleed with memories
of nights under endless skies
and endless stars,
nights of endless love.

Today I write
and the words flow freely
unlike the feelings
locked within me,
my soul battling the world
of reality and guilt
remorse and “what ifs”.

Today I write
of journeys traveled
of comrades lost
and remnants of life moments
that hang dangerously
by single threads, pulling
threatening to break
and be lost from me forever.

Today I write
hoping that somehow
these words will ease
the pain and fear,
the anxious nerves that traverse
my veins, my skin
that shakes with ambivalence,
my stomach that aches
with a battle it cannot win.

Today I write
and each word
each line
is like the erupting
of a volcano, lava flowing
hot and fiery, destroying that
which it touches,
words of fire, of ice,
of impenetrable cages
binding the heart and mind.

Today I write
reminded of too many yesterdays
the uncertainty of tomorrows
knowing that today
I must write.


At 4:22 PM, Blogger BendingPeak said...

I love it. So wonderful. Thank you.

At 8:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...


At 8:54 PM, Blogger la vie en rose said...

yes! you must write because the words need to be written, they need to breathe and dance and fly and you are giving them the safe place they need in order to do just that.

At 10:50 PM, Blogger Jessie said...

whew!--sometimes that's the only way through it. and i can relate. these days i feel like i could write my heart inside out...write and write until the blood flows smoothly through it write until all the pieces fit together a little bit more comfortably.

i've missed you tara...and i'm looking forward to catching up with you.

are you aware of how much your poetry is evolving and growing? and of how much natural talent you have? i don't mean to sound redundant...but, dang girl!

At 6:58 AM, Blogger baylor said...

This absolutely brought me to tears and this is not the pregnancy hormones talking.

I really felt this so much and it spoke to me a lot.

I love you very much, you talented woman you.


At 8:42 AM, Blogger liz elayne said...

love this image of the volcano. yes. beautiful.

At 4:07 PM, Blogger Tammy said...

Such powerful words. I hear your pain and fear. You are an awesome writer and I pray that it helps you move past the pain :)

Much love,

At 12:21 AM, Blogger megg said...

wow. double wow. TD, that was so moving. You've captured that need to write so well. beautiful.

At 6:37 AM, Blogger HoBess said...

love the way you reached in and spoke to my creative writer ... not the mom or the freelancer, but the creative person inside. Thanks!


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