On Facebook, I joined a group called 30 Days of Writing. I actually joined way late last year and the program was over, but after reading other people's post, I knew it was a great place to post my work.
I posted my piece Paying Rent In Hell based on reading the work of Danielle LaPorte on the Facebook group and woke up this morning with the sweetest surprise. One of the writers in this group wrote a poem based on my piece.
Her name is Liane Carter. She is the author of The Dream Devils, The Chronicles of Joya and she has a poetry book coming out later this year! Her website is www.lianecarter.com & you can join her on Facebook.
I wanted to share the poem she wrote inspired by my thoughts on swallowing my words & feelings.
I used to be a swallower
Now I spit it out
I no longer like the taste
Of bad feelings when they sprout
I prefer to leave the mutes
Stop chewing on deception roots
If not for others, at least for me
To free me from the travesty
Of living in a hell box wrapped in joy paper
That gets clawed and torn off sooner or later
I’m left with the devil writhing around
Head lost inside his jaws until my heart pounds
And screams, ‘Enough. Face your fears
You may have ten seconds, you may have ten years
Whatever you have, wear truth’s frilly knickers
Leave the victims and join the pickers’
This morning my first thought was that I love people who can turn a phrase like "truth's frilly knickers", but then I went back and read it again and had to sit down and think about "Face your fears you may have ten seconds, you may have ten years." Rereading the poem lead to rereading it again. as she has squeezed so much into a small poem. Each word well placed. I love poets!
So much of stress I am allowing to wear me out right now is side tracking me from where I want to be and who I want to be in ten years.
I need to leave the mutes and start speaking my truths (said in a really bad Jersey accent)!
Please leave me a message if you like this to let Liane know how cool her poem is! I will let you know when her new book of poems is out!
The Dream Devils and The Chronicles of Joya are available on Amazon.