The rain on the roof sounds like soft applause and a cold chill creeps into my sheets and curls its fingers around my toes. Within this nest of rain and cold air, thoughts scurrie in my mind, drawn to the darkest corners where shadows sleep and old memories fester. They feast on the soft bits, filling their bellies with brocken songs and shattered promises.They feast until they burst, unable to controls themselves. One by one, they die, exploding into wet black fragments of nothing, staining my mind with oblivion. And here I am,trapped in my nest, with thoughts that fail to form,and the sound of the rain…and the cold chill creeping under my skin…
I come before sunrise
I am constant behind your eyes
I am that space that stretches above
The mask that u despise
I am the color of struggle
And the earth beneath your feet
I once slept over the earth
Before God summoned heat and light
I am the unknown
I am forever night
I’ll have to be honest, before I discovered that words weren’t just things that filled up boring text books and black and white news papers, I was the type of girl who sat on the couch for hours on end, watching TV or doodling in books that I was supposed to be reading, but recently, as I embarked on my writing journey, I discovered that words aren’t so bad, in fact, words can act as friends during hard times or non leathal weapons against people who have hurt us or done a series of other crappy things. So here are my top 5 reasons why I think writing might actually save your life.
As I mentioned earlier, words ( when used responsibly), can either act as friends to aid you during hard times, or weapons against negative influences that seek to destroy your mind. During some of the most unbearable moments in my life, I found that putting my thoughts and feelings down on paper, helped eliminate feelings of helplessness and anxiety. Perhaps writing could do the same for you.
If you’ve ever found yourself in a tricky situation that you just can’t figure out, you may find that writing down your troubles can unlock solutions you never realized were right in front of you the whole time. Try it, who knows what might happen.
And finally, number one. With all the craziness happening around the world, all the hatred, and general doom and gloom attitude, I think that words are all we really have left. I mean, think about it. What do we usually turn to when we feel that no one is really listening to us? What do we do when we get pissed off, suicidal or just plain sick of the way things are? Yup! That’s right, some of us -unfortunately not most- turn to the written word for help.
Now, I wonder what would happen if every single person in the world chose writing as a main form of self expression?
This weeks prompt got me thinking about a poem that’s been sitting in my head for a while, so here it is.
I’ll never be able to decode you
I’ll never be able to translate
That manic look in your eyes
Or that crease on your forehead
You carry your mysteries in the
Words you manifest
Weaving worlds and spinning tales from your flesh and blood
Shaping man into beasts, and beasts into kings
Your mysteries are their gospel
And no matter how hard I try
I’ll never decode you
Gratitude is a rare and illusive beast. You hardly see it anymore, and on the rare occasion that it does turn up, it’s frightened away by that ugly creature called arrogance.