Black Poetry : Why Can’t I Write?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Ireadastory, Oct 29, 2004.

  1. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Why can’t I write? Why can’t I get it out?
    So much inside I just want to shout!

    Pulled one way – to stand by you even though I don’t understand what I’m standing for…no answers around.
    The foundation I’m standing on is not solid ground.

    Pulled another way – to leave a church that God hasn’t instructed me to do…lead by the Spirit not you, you and you.
    The pressure has hit but still standing strong,
    I could ask the question but the answer is: child, not long.

    Why can’t I write? Why can’t I get it out?
    Don’t have time to worry or to doubt.

    Disconnected
    Unprotected
    Rejected

    Did my part from the start,
    Shared my secrets from the heart
    Tried to connect to the disconnected but the plug doesn’t work,
    Wouldn’t be honest if I said it doesn’t hurt.

    Why can’t I write? Why can’t I get it out?
     
  2. angelicsage

    angelicsage Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As a poet, I've felt this many times over...
    there seems to be a duality of circumstance
    taking place in this flow...
    but you said one thing that caught my eye...
    *to be led by the spirit*...this is the only
    way to go...the only way...
    but also...
    whenever I feel the words are struggling...
    I've found it's because they are still taking form
    but when it's time...they shall break free
    and you will be like a broken dam..
    unable to hold back the floods of inspiration
    that are brewing within you...

    this piece may be called...why can't I write...
    but poet..."You're writing" even if it seems otherwise
    and there is a "story"...of "Epic" proportions within you
    struggling to get out...It will come, this piece is just
    a tip of the iceberg...

    I'll still be reading...even then
    Much love,
    Sage
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Sage's response was so on point. There are times when the harder you try to force something out, the more difficult it is to express. I think we all can relate to this, and you related this feeling very well.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    we all go through this at some point !
     
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    im feeling you
     
  6. Ireadastory

    Ireadastory Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Thanks all, I really appreciate your understanding of what I was feeling in this piece. The drop was all over the place because that's where I am right now. But a change is gonna come but until it does I appreciate the love from all of you and you know it goes right back out to all of you.
     
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    Iread-Subside your anxieties. For a creative mind, often there is confusion before clarity, chaos before harmony and even anxiety before peace. We've all been there and it's part of the package that strengthens us. HH
     
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