Quick Note

I don’t think anyone who is creative should have to justify or explain their work, regardless of whether they paint, create music or sculptures, perform, or write. We all do it for different reasons and have different perspectives. We have different intentions, and ideas on how our work should look when it’s finished.

Right now, however, I am feeling the need to defend my right to express my creativity in whatever way I choose, excepting of course, if it is causing another harm. 

The work I share in this space is mostly stream-of-conscious stuff – the words arrive, my fingers type them, I hit ‘publish’. I rarely read it, except to proofread, it is not edited, it is not polished, and it is certainly not intended to be perceived as the work of a professional. If that is the type of writing you are wanting to read, than you are sure to be disappointed by what you find in this space. But I am not going to judge you for your personal tastes and desires, so please don’t judge me for the words that I share here.

Kindness doesn’t cost anything, but it sure feels great for both the giver and receiver, and I would love it if, instead of criticising or putting another person down in future, that you perhaps smile, appreciate they may not have the same perspective as you, recognise they also have thoughts, feelings and dreams, just as you do, and give thanks that an opportunity to discover something about yourself just presented itself.

Have a great day ❤

Heavenly

Something exquisitely beautiful
Effortless and free
Who would have thought
It could happen to me
You’ve broken the bond
Released me from chains
You’ve taken me higher
Than I dreamed to obtain
We’ve melded as one
And united our pain
Life will never again
Be the same

I Am Enough

No one has ever just listened.
It’s still blowing my mind.
No advice, no question,
No making me feel less,
Or crazy, or mad.
You just listened to me vent,
Let me feel what I felt, and
Accepted me as I am.
How can “thank you”
Ever be enough to capture
And express my gratitude?
I truly felt I am me, and
I am enough.
No one other than myself
Has ever made me feel that way.
Even now I am struggling
To find the words to convey
Just how much that means to me.

Long Night

Thank you for being there
Through a sleepless night
Thank you for making me feel
That I am all right
Thank for not judging me
Or questioning my feelings
Thank you for letting me be
And not sending me reeling
Thank you, just thank you
For allowing me to be me
And for you being you

Secret

I feel the need to tell you this
And yet don’t want you to know
At least not while it’s bliss
But earlier tonight the tears did flow
As I thought how long and hard
I have wished and desired to die
During the near and distant past
And how lucky I am to have survived
So I can be here to experience this

Robert’s Gift

My heart is aligned with my mind?
Oh, what a discovery!
What a magical find!
What an aide to recovery!
You are a wonderful man
My thanks are sincere
I think you’re part of the plan
To bust the veneer
Regardless I’m grateful
Because it now makes sense
The knowledge’s delightful
Even though I felt dense
So I will enjoy what is
Just as I have done
And revel in the bliss
Of feeling as one
Thanks for your gift
Although inadvertent
It’s given me a lift
And made me cognizant