I,too,really enjoyed it!confused at firstbut then I re-read it and re-read it again and again...
Is it normall to feel happy-for an unknown reason-by it?
Wisp, you put everything into your writing. I love it. And am somewhat saddened at what you have to go through to be able to write about is so truthfully, but still. You show what you want us to see.
Your words on getting older reminded me of the Pink Floyd song "Time," especially this stanza:
So you run and you run to catch up with the sun but it's sinking
Racing around to come up behind you again.
The sun is the same in a relative way but you're older,
Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.
Those words really sent chills down me when I turned forty.
You're not getting old. I don't think you really know what age is. On the one hand I love the fact that every day I feel I get smarter and wiser, but to be honest there is something to be said in being young and stupid.
Lovely poem wisp. It's hard for me to say anything better than prendrelemick did above.
Best! Good hunting!
If only we could live within our heads.
Thats another great poem wisp. You seem to create imagery so effortlessly and transfer your thoughts to the page beautifully.
I hope things get better for you soon.
Oh my, Wisp. It sounds like a big cold ocean of life. I won't even pretend I know what you are feeling, I would love to sympathize and I will to the best of my ability. It sounds like things are working against you, and that just isn't fair!
If there is one thing I have yet to learn, it is to let go of someone I love. It is hard enough to do it without much else to worry about, but with school and work . . . I'll just say I don't envy your position.
re-reading, I don't know if that is what you're 'letting go' but anyway. letting go of something you love is one of the hardest things in life to do.
Here's a big hug and a prayer that things get better soon!
I have sorely missed your writing wispy.
I know you hated it and I know he hated doing it (at least that certain part of him). On a brighter side, it made a lot of people here happy.
This is all great poetry though, Haleigh. What's best is that it's truly your own style. Mine is less developed... I think it's because I'm not exactly sure what I like the best. I tend to stick to a kind of sprung rhythm and a fixed syllable count/structure.
Insider knowledge ftw. I echo your sentiments. Too much potential that one has.
He told me about this a few weeks back. He hates that you two live so far apart. It may be worth trying the long-distance thing, Haleigh. He's not the flirty type of guy who you would have to worry about not being faithful when you're not in town.
If you think it's too tough though, don't abandon hope. Maybe once you graduate you can move down here.
WARNING: Don't ever base your life's decisions around someone else though. It can be dangerous and hurtful for both of you.
(PS I randomly stumbled across your screen name while I was reading through random blogs. Small world! Now I'm going to go post on your other blogs.)
Outstanding wisp. I particularly liked the openning three lines. That "smoker's circle" phrase is perfect.
Love. Love this.
I see... not bad.
That is AMAZING! What a wonderful, powerful creed to growing up, as good as "If" any day!
Blimey wisp, you write some stunning stuff.
Incredible, so graphic, the images pain, of a knife wound, "Not very long across, but very deep" and the pathos of the boy waiting to be held and comforted, make it an emotional read.
I loved this Wisp
I've never bothered to label myself, I'm just me, because honestly, who cares? What difference does it make?
I wish I could take this to work and show the three individuals who spend a good deal of time trying to convince me i need to go to church.
I agree with Nightie - Go you!
You do sound a little like a hippie, but a hippie you are not.
I think you're more of an absurdist than an existentialist. You sound like a rational being in an irrational world. You give your live meaning through your actions, you pursue a value that may or may not be there, but by doing so, you become a better person yourself.
As for your philosophy major friend's comment on existentialism; What?? It is only depressing if you don't understand it. (not that I grasp it fully). Same goes for Nihilism, which is more of an extreme example. A true nihilist isn't depressed. He just accepts it for what it is. That many depressed people call themselves nihilist is just silly, because they aren't depressed because life lacks meaning, but because they only perceive their own life to be without meaning, which is a very different thing.
And it's a very good entry by you!