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Topic: Literature- using your mind

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  1. white knight
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    white knight avatar
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    12 December 2021

    You dont even have to know how to spell nowadays to write! Spellcheck takes care of that. So I'm suggesting that writing be it poetry, novels or fantasy, thriller or crime, give it a go. It's distracting, research can be amazing and it can be personal. Here is two of my 300 or so poems that might inspire you.

    SOCIETY OF SAND
    I'm sitting on a desert
    upon sand of friend and foe
    Cant find a piece of turf
    where I cannot stand on toes.

    I collect a handful of grain
    Then watch as it escapes
    Just like some friendships
    a barren temporary landscape.

    I create my own oasis
    by weeping on a weed
    but the sand around me laughs
    because it doesnt have a need.

    Till lately it be my friends
    that helped me walk the land
    they holding me up under my feet
    -supportive grains of sand.

    I begin to sink so slowly
    as a few gather my precious hide
    the quick sand laughing so loud
    a proud man says goodbye.

    And as I become one of 'them'
    my heart now granulled and dry
    I try to weep to water the weed
    but sand has no means to cry.

    Damn it ! I struggle so
    be damned if I be like them
    I crawl out of the society of sand
    - to remain the man I am....
    TonyWK

    LEGS OF SPOKE


    How can I let them know?
    When the dark exceeds the glow
    When the sun hides behind the clouds
    Silence they hear...but I scream so loud.

    Some stand beside a 6 foot hole
    Shake their heads and see its toll
    They ask how he could have dropped
    Out of the circle -a forget me knot

    Yet they seem to see clear and there is hope
    When they sight a person with legs of spoke
    A crippled girl pushing her chair
    A man be manic- there's no one there.

    "Storm in a tea cup" hurts so bad
    Like the cyber crow who remains so glad
    Keeps flying and in full flight
    Achieves his art...in the middle of the night

    For some in power see it their way
    Even at the side of a 6 foot grave
    Shake their head and call out "why"
    "Why on earth- he didnt have to die".

    So kind some be they reach out so true
    Smile away "we want to meet you"
    Bring along your vintage car and your smile"
    But leave - what's behind your dial.

    So we laugh and dine and all's ok
    Leave at home come what may
    If I be saddled with legs of spoke
    They'd lift me around- bloody good bloke.

    But as my mind hurts so bad
    Cannot hide my feelings- mad?
    Can no longer be bloody good bloke
    Sometimes I wish.....
    I had legs of spoke......

    Have you considered literature?

    TonyWK

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  2. quirkywords
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    13 December 2021 in reply to white knight

    Tony

    thanks for your poetry and another great post.

    I started a thread about how can writing help you.

    I think anything you write can help. Writing on the forum helps many to express our jumbled thoughts.

    Thanks again Tony.

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  3. white knight
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    13 December 2021 in reply to quirkywords

    Hi Quirky

    I do recall that thread now. You are well verse in the benefits of writing. I hope you and your family have a good Xmas.

    TonyWK

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    13 December 2021 in reply to white knight

    I hadn't come across Quirkyword's thread.

    I did find The Poetry Corner & I wonder why it didn't get more people posting.

    I would like my name on any of my 'serious' writing, but we're supposed to maintain our anonymity. So I feel in a bind. I may use a pseudonym, (😼 not that I've got anything published under that name anyway), one I would like to use sometimes It solves nothing. I'm still anonymous.

    I need to claim my words, in my voice, not be 'in hiding', as if ashamed, behind anonymity.

    Absolutely, writing has been an essential part of my life, my journey & how I process my thoughts & feelings, more than anything else.

    It's important for me to feel I could write anything, whatever comes to mind, but here, I fear I cannot be as open as I would want. I'd get myself edited by the moderators too much. The reasons are great for other people, just not great for me. So, I've been reluctant.

    I've sprinkled small bits, some frivolous & some tentative lines. here & there. But I feel constrained.

    It seems there is no way I could express my most deepest thoughts & feelings, which come out in my writing, here.

    We'll see. You might only get the sauce, but not the meal.

    mmMekitty

  5. white knight
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    13 December 2021 in reply to mmMekitty

    I don't print here my most valued poetry, only that associated with mental health including humour most of which is in poetry corner.

    Of course any submission has 2500 characters max. So short stories are really short.

    It's good to hear you are writing mmmekitty

    TonyWK

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