Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Words spill out...




Although I have been a part of Poets & Painters for over a year, it has only been recently that poems have begun to spill out of me. This, combined with facilitating my second course of The Artist Way, where risk-taking is encouraged, culminated in me declaring that I wanted to stand up and read my poetry in public. Well, last night at Rabbitfoot Records it happened. It was exhilarating and exciting and it all started with this poem...

All That You Need
by Shari Sherman

The day breaks
I barely have my eyes open before
I am chasing Time by the tail
What does the list say?
I have to be There
But, oh please, please just let me be here
With my cup of coffee, hot against my lips,
I notice it's sweet bitter darkness
I grab for things before they
slip from my mind
Do I have everything I need?
I can't go back.
I am listening, but not to myself
Wrapping the words around me
I notice You are strikingly open
a tiny fracture, enough for a tear to trickle out
if you swallow your breath, it won't get any bigger
Shedding niceties
Extracting embedded habits, identities, and expectations
I notice the beauty in tender, raw moments
beauty, beauty, Beauty!
You are listening, but not to yourself.
Something outside of you is trying to communicate with you
You are strikingly Open
just a tiny fracture
and that is all that you need.

Here's to risk taking, being supported by others on the path, and especially letting your creativity flow freely. 


Until next time, Lovebeams to you!

2 comments:

  1. A wonderful poem! You'll find the more you write, the more poems will appear. Lord knows, the world needs all the poetry it can get. Never give up! xo

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    1. Oh, I so agree! And you are right, the more I write, the more words pop into my head! Thank you for your encouraging words!

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