It's been way too long and I don't know what to title this.

In Nights Arms

I just don’t have anything good to say anymore. It’s horrible little broken pieces that don’t fit together now.

I'm pretty certain now

That I just can't do this anymore.

It's not some talent I found,

But a skill I had forged

In a fire of restlessness

And self-doubt.

Somewhere i found a voice

Instead of lines on a page.

So I made the choice

To put aside this way

Of hiding behind written words.

Without any attention or care,

The fire where I learned and built

Has faded and withered.

The words are gone,

The rhythm is gone.

But I miss this place.

Maybe it's time to relearn,

To remake what I lost.


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Jim Stitzel

Jim Stitzel

It's never too late to come back to writing. Personally, I find words a kind of therapy, a way to express on paper (metaphorically speaking) some of the things I can't say aloud. Build that flame again, stoke that fire, rekindle that love for the written word.

We'll be here waiting to hear from you.

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Robert Quick

Robert Quick

I echo Jim's sentiment a thousand times. I, myself, come and go but I'm always happier writing and I'd rather be here--even when it's quiet. For me to not write is a kind of death but even when I'm not writing, writing seeps out of me: in the shower, on the pot, driving, it used to happen in church a lot. A thought would pop up and I'd explore it. Some detail that I'd hear would trigger a description from my mind or lips. Some person would act in such a way that I wondered where their story was going. I'm not saying it's the same for anyone else but if it is, I wanted them to recognize that they are not alone.

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In Nights Arms

In Nights Arms

That's been happening to me although for me it's been more music doing it. Which I think is mostly that I only really write in poetry of some kind. At least that's all I tend to share.

I'm just kind of going to let it happen again and see where it goes. It has admittedly been quite refreshing.

  • #3170 Posted 3 years ago
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Like many things, it's a talent that responds to practise. Keep at it whenever you can it's a way (another way) to let emotions express themselves and, good or bad, it's always satisfying to get words down.

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