Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Pick up a pen

Pick up a pen
When your hands are too shaky to hold it still
Because to yourself you have not been true
When damp layers of your soul scrape off and fall on the floor
And you hear the sound of it too

When you've watched the sundown of free thought
Into the obnoxious sea of social obligations
And the burden of time crushes your ambitions
When you realize how powerful the word ambition is
And yet so commonly mistaken
How easy it is to shatter and yet be shattered again
Into smaller pieces
By all means
Pick up a pen
When you are ripe enough to bleed
Or let it lie inside the leather case
For worthier shakier versions of your hands

2 comments:

A Vm said...

I told myself this as I blogged after many weeks today!

carol l mckenna said...

Definitely ~ writing can be so healing ~ a way to release the negative emotions that can 'eat us alive' ~ Wonderful post and very creative!

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)