How Do I Write? MAG

April 17, 2013
By KatherineAnnCav BRONZE, Maitland, Florida
KatherineAnnCav BRONZE, Maitland, Florida
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Favorite Quote:
"Every once in awhile you find someone who's iridescent, and once you do, nothing else can ever compare"

They say to write poetry
You must pour your experiences into
the words
Baptize the page with memories.
But how do I convey
the dirt under my fingernails
from the day they buried him
when I tried so desperately to take him back from the greedy Earth?
Or the bags under my mother’s eyes,
Straining like a dog on its lead, and weighed heavy by the pressure to keep us innocent?
Or the way the black satin ran against my trembling hands
as I was expected to say good-bye?
Or the coffee stain that was made as I first heard the word “suicide’’ drip from my grandmother’s lips?
How do I let these things sift from my mind
And fall onto the ready and still paper?
Will seeing them written down free them
from my mind?
I want exorcism on these memories that
follow me home
Like ghosts of my pain.
I’ll give to the words in hopes they’ll
give back to me
what it means to be free.

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KatsK DIAMOND said...
on May. 3 2013 at 4:57 pm
KatsK DIAMOND, Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Favorite Quote:
Being inexhaustible, life and nature are a constant stimulus for a creative mind.
~Hans Hofmann
You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.
~Ray Bradbury

Wow. This is somber and touching and revealing. I love your use of descriptions. I love this poem.


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