I’m flirting with the idea of merging my love of poetry with my career.
It’d be an expressive arts-based support group that uses poetry and compassionate discussion of life, mental health, and overall wellness.
Online. I need to find a good online platform, though.
Free, but with the opportunity to make value-based contributions.
And a % would go to a democratically selected charitable organization.
Would you (or people you know) be interested in participating?
Know of any platforms that could support group discussion and sharing?
Poetry is not an expression of the party line. It’s that time of night, lying in bed, thinking what you really think, making the private world public, that’s what the poet does.
— Allen Ginsberg
I don’t want to go low.
So low that I reach your level.
So low that I lose myself.
I don’t want to boogie down your way.
Or, hear what you have to say now.
Now that the dust has settled,
I’m so glad I didn’t boogie down your way.
Penned July 4, 2015
Who is this…?
Riding my coat tail
Won’t leave me alone
Must want me insane
Don’t speak my name
What is this…?
Bringing me to my knees
Pain all over me
Even hurts to breathe
I need a reprieve
Why is this…?
My lot in life
Over run with strife
Just can’t get right
All the fuss I fight
How did this…?
Come to be
That STRESS is here
But, it’s NO Bff to me!
Penned June 17, 2016
I want to share my poetry. This blog is as good of a place as any. Perhaps one day I’ll put them in a book.
I love being inspired to write. Whether I’m angry, happy, or sad, the thoughts come to me as poetry.