an uncluttered, un-impacted space,
unpressured and expansive.
A place to lay my limbs that I may unease the tension
and gradually stretching out, feel myself growing into the
space around me.
And even at my greatest extent, meet only the confines of a room –
with no questions, concerns, responsibilities or struggles.
I want the feel of the earth supporting me:
to absorb its chill or warmth according to its nature.
To live without a thought in my head for whole minutes at a time.
I want to revel in the glory of stillness:
to move only when necessary;
remembering what it is to wait the moment.
Accumulating time – and little else.
To pause: resting and breathing,
dissolving into the experience of cessation.
I want, (and for some time), the feel of solitude:
to draw the mantle of silence as if
a kind of blanket around my shoulders;
itself warm, soothing, luxurious and plentiful.
To feel myself enfolded in voluptuous layers of quietude.
Silence and stillness, mirrored in stillness and silence.
Each bringing in its capacity peace, joy,
comfort … and inevitably, tears.
I want a place to lay down my
guilt, uncertainties, wants, shame, weakness,
confusion, questions, doubts, duties, fears, demands,
strivings, responsibilities and capability.
Where I can lower my wearied bones,
take my space and cry all the tears I have
no time for.
I am looking for a place scarcely known,
but deeply remembered.
Tired, I am ready to fall.
SO TELL ME: What do you think of this piece?
- Did it engage you?
- Does the meaning come across? Are there any images or lines you don’t understand or find unclear?
- Are there obvious errors in spelling, punctuation or grammar?
- Do you have any suggestions for revision?
Please be brutally honest in your assessments – good, bad or indifferent.
I don’t scare easily; and I really do want to hear what YOU have to say about my work.
Many thanks in advance for your time and your criticism.
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AUTHOR: I am might war. I have a love of music, the written word, travel, Anime, polar bears, people and “sticking and colouring”.