Tag Archives: poetry

Who will you be today?

20 Apr

Who will you be today?

 

I am constrained by an identifier

That took consciousness and effort to announce

 

I am a writer

 

I am constrained by an identifier

That took consciousness and effort to separate

From my self doubt

 

I am not a writer

 

I am anchored now

I fight for my place here

The more I struggle

The more I sink

 

I drown

But seek no air

 

I want to be right

For I am a writer

And you can’t tell me otherwise

 

I fight to be right

For fear that I am wrong

 

I fight to be right

And sink further

 

I fight to fit the mould

But am creating cracks

 

Let the cracks become tears

And the tears become breaks

 

Let yourself float

 

Who will you be today?

 

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Life is beautiful. Even when it’s not

20 Jul

If there’s one thing we can learn from literature, it’s that all of the pain, grief, love, betrayal, and joy we experience in life is necessary and will shape us for better or for worse tomorrow. If all of these things didn’t exist in our lives, we wouldn’t be human.