It's been way too long and I don't know what to title this.
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
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.
No prequels yet. Why not write one?
No sequels yet. Why not write one?
Comments (4 so far!)
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.
- #3156 Posted 3 years ago
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.
- #3169 Posted 3 years ago
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
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.
- #3182 Posted 3 years ago
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