I don’t often write poetry, but when I do it is pure emotion, and not usually edited like I would my short stories, or chapters in a novel. Just thought I would share something a little different on here.
I think writing poetry is good for all fiction writers, as it reminds us how important those sensory details are and to remind us that words have to look and sound good, too. Referring to my week of inspiration posts: Poetry is something that inspires me, as well.
that’s what I am to you
although I see some of myself in your eyes
We are not of great height
our hands our small,
our waists are petite
I think sometimes people look at height
as the measure of someone’s worth
If you are closer to heaven…are you more in favor of God?
But we have tall hearts and sound minds
And eyes as blue as a crystal sea
Do you think I don’t notice when they turn to grey?
When they are stormy
Or the way they have clouded with age
I forever wanted to have smooth sailing as a child
would look in the mirror and ask you if I was pretty
I felt ordinary and insignificant and never realized
that’s a shadow you’ve been trying to get out from under
your whole life, too.
Like you, I am a mystery
not easily defined in an essential whole
We are pieces of a puzzle you and I
Our hearts are vulnerable
we care deeply and are quick to judge
God is someone great and loving and terrible
You understand him better than I
Maybe that’s the difference really
to have a parent who claims to have created the world
Well, my mother makes jams and jellies
I think that’s the difference really
Of you and I
There’s got to be trust and I feel like that shadow
you’ve been trying to get out from under
your whole life, too