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Message from Writer

Just a sporadic writer who drinks too much tea

Open up

December 25, 2018


This is the start, open up, breathe it in,
The shaping of a life, this is where you begin.

This is spinning in space, this is scandal, disgrace:
Open your eyes and take up your place

The fighting, the flirting, the blood, sweat and tears
There is rage here, and fire, where dreams turn to fears

Here are your almosts, regrets and goodbyes
You can strive and still never quite get to the prize

But here, you don't run out of stories to tell -
You'll rise up, eyes shining, and be glad that you fell.

These are your mothers, your brothers, your lovers,
It's a guessing game, love, as the heart soon discovers

This is bitter and complex, a long troubled past:
It is simple and perfect, of bonds made to last.

Soldiers in battle and sailors at sea -
Explorers, innovators, finding space to be free

This is slavers, liberators, the cry of the pained,
Where to grieve what you've lost is to know that you'd gained.

This is culture and life and the light from the sun -
It's 'least said, soonest mended' and 'what's done is done'.

This is endless and aching, it's chance upon chance,
This is loving and breaking, the thrill of the dance

Rousing beaten down hearts with the love of the rest
We're not good, by no means, but we're doing our best.

So look around, dear, from your place in my arms
At the lying, the healing, the graces and charms,

This is millions of years of who, why and how -
This is raw, this is human, and you're part of it now.


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  • pencils.and.paper.roses

    Ohhh, this is such a gorgeous piece. I love it. Great job.

    12 months ago
  • Tziporah Dorfman

    This is an absolutely stunningly beautiful piece! It simply rings with age-old wisdom imparted to a tender child, and life is so exquisitely expressed. Sums up my very existence in but a few short lines. Thank you for this wonderful read! Keep writing such beautiful things! You've got talent!

    about 1 year ago
  • Catlover

    Book club schedule:

    about 1 year ago
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    Book club update:

    about 1 year ago
  • Cololo231

    This is a very impactful poem. I felt very touched by it.

    about 1 year ago
  • Juliana

    This would be good lyrics for a song.

    about 1 year ago