I am a teacher, writer and foodie. I lead a thriving RL Writer's Club and live in an incredible place of sunshine and beauty. I go under Banjodog and my published work can be found online.
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Written By: Juliette Bentley
November 23, 2014
Sometimes words fail.
They fail in their simplicity to form
to string together in sense making incandescence.
Today is one such day.
They come you see,
to peer tentatively over the tip of my tongue
out into the broad world where they will disappear;
or clutch tightly to my fingertips,
refusing to fall upon the keys
in black and white sacrifice upon the page.
I feel them tremble.
Being cast into concrete reality
is no place for whimsy and wisdom,
dreams and secrets.
Change becomes a distant memory,
a luxury for the unformed,
They protest their immortality
and hide behind my teeth
behind my fingerprint’s whorls
I might coax them,
seduce them into their free fall
but to do so would be a betrayal
because I envy them you see.
I envy them their secret spaces
and luxury of uncertainty
in a world where your thoughts are judged,
weighed and measured.
By Juliette Bentley May 22, 2014 - See more at: http://allpoetry.com/poem/11501163-Failure-to-Thrive--by-Banjodog#sthash.X0uMZAiJ.dpuf