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Tried for Days

I have tried for days

To put my thoughts

In wordy ways.

Yet, to finish

Seems impossible,

With days

Already full.

Pulled this way

To chase the green,

Torn that way

By demons unseen.

The paper, the pen

Just by my side,

But the words the thoughts

Have suddenly died.

Stress and life,

Bills and people,

Family, job

All leave me with strife.

To be clear again

In my ideas

Free to write

And escape my fears,

This is the current aim.

But I cannot get away

from life’s game.


So these words for now

Will have to do,

’cause right now

It’s all I have for you.


Day Off

I had a day off today. It’s always nice to have one in the middle of the week. It’s quiet and empty in the house and it allows me time to catch up on my writing. Life’s been trying to kick my ass lately, so it’s a welcome little reprieve from the never-ending routine. I worked on my book (progress had ground almost to a halt lately). Typed up the short story I wrote for and about my daughter. I also got a poem in a notebook today. I did a lot of work on my day off, but you know what they say, if you love it, it isn’t work! I wish I had more of these days, hopefully soon I will. Until then bills most be paid somehow, so back to it tomorrow, but then comes the weekend!

The Funk

Image of tulip taken after rain storm

Image of tulip taken after rain storm (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been in a funk lately, and have really been unable to write, well maybe create is the right word. My hands still work, just not my brain.       I have had no inspiration, as the joy of life has not shown with its usual brilliance. Wife and kids, work, these were all I could concentrate on, you know just trying’ to get through. These fits happen from time to time, and usually I find I am unaware until it’s almost over. The end usually coincides with the awareness. My brain awakens, and I begin to work, freeing my mind from the fog. It’s not a sadness or depression. It is more a shutting of the mind to all things not related to getting through the day.  Then like the sun re-appearing after a gloomy rain storm, I feel the joy of living. The zest of life returns, and my mind and soul re-awaken. I guess I just get caught up in the day-to-day. I am back at it though, and the world is beautiful again, and the hamster on the wheel in my head is running marathons!

So that’s where I’ve been, slogging through that morass. So I begin again, to add my thoughts to this blog (now that there are some!).  Please forgive my time away. I hope what comes after will be inspired and inspiring. Thanks for reading and journeying with me.

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