Tuesday, March 10, 2015

MY SELFISH ENDEAVOR







All writing is a form of revelation.
Black letters exposing 
or hiding the neon colors
of humanity blinking in our core
with varying brightness.

The pen as sword, a mirror
of shiny metal reflecting truth.
Oddly, at times, a shield
of such intricate design,
no one can see through.

I confess for me writing's a quest
to sharpen my sword enough to pierce
any shield that hides me.
I may find myself dwelling in letters, words, lines,
even in the white blank spaces.

Can you see me?


(For Dverse Poets.)

19 comments:

  1. Myrna, that last stanza is so powerful and raw. Such an authentic voice comes through here. It is a joy to read!! Thank you for sharing this so openly with us.

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  2. Oh yes! I can see you. "I may find myself dwelling....even in the white blank spaces." I do like that a lot. That void space, that negative space, that silence between the notes.....wonderful. aka kanzensakura

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  3. So true about writing, Myrna. Even when a writer does not write about himself/herself he /she reveals something with the words chosen. I like the idea that writing is a quest to sharpen your sword......... And, yes, I can see you. Smiles.

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  4. smiles...I hope my shield gets cut to ribbons as well...we can over protect and then...what kinda life are we left with....

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  5. Love it. And the image matches beautifully. The rainbow peeking out from dark clouds... magical.

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  6. Yes...smiles ~ Words can be like a shield but eventuality all words are about the writer and his mirror ~

    Grace

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  7. Writing as a tool to un-hide...yes, so brilliant...love this!

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  8. Myrna, interesting that we both had confessions in the form of words.

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  9. we often write ourselves into a fiction of who we want to be - but the sharpness of the pen can go deep and let feelings out too.

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  10. it takes some courage to allow this shield to get holes so people can see and feel us... always a bit of a risk but rewarding and freeing as well

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  11. Powerful lines! Writing is so primitive at times... It opens things that we have locked up and otherwise forgotten.

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  12. The writing is really ourself and sometimes even in our most veiled writing we are exposed - very keen observation.

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  13. I see you :))) writing is our personal tool for expression... we ca say what we feel - any topic - and it has the power of beauty... smiles

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  14. Yes, I see you! I especially resonate with "for me writing's a quest to sharpen my sword enough to pierce any shield that hides me." That nails it! Me, too.

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  15. Ah - we all do, don't we? such pleasure in words. Very nice read.

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  16. The genuine honesty of your confession is breathtaking. I find myself relating to it as I reread it, employing writing as both an excercise of personal empowerment but also as a defense mechanism or a veneer to crouch behind. This is truly beautiful, Myrna.

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  17. I see you clearly and you are beautiful… I am so grateful you reveal your precious self to us.

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