Thursday, September 12, 2013

Frozen Spirit


As a writer, one of the worst things to happen is 'writer's block'.  I've been suffering from such for some time now - years, actually.  Oh, periodically the muse would sneak through and I would create something, but for the most part my writing pallet has been blank.

Since 2009, we've had some very traumatic family events.  There has been revelations of sexual abuse and two trials, ending with the conviction of an ex-brother-in-law; there have been major surgeries - most unexpected surgeries; and then there have been deaths - my beloved father died in January 2011, and my brother-in-law in January 2013.  Not to mention friends and extended family members, and beloved pets, who have also passed away.  It's been a hellish and mentally exhausting couple of years.

Yesterday, I was able to write.  And on the poetry site I belong - poetsforintegrity.org - someone commented on one of the poems.  She said 'sometimes the spirit is frozen'.  And a lightening bolt hit!  Her words explained what I had been feeling all this time...my spirit was frozen.   Following is a poem I wrote after reading her review.  The style is my own creation.  I thank the Lord, and my friend, for the inspiration; and I pray that my spirit, once frozen, is now beginning to thaw.


Frozen

My spirit frozen, deep in sleep
too much pain
and grief to bear

Words come to mind, flit through the brain
icicles
in frosty air

A wintry wasteland, vast and wide
months go by
nothing to share

But as they say, time heals all wounds
as do tears
with love and prayer

Perhaps the glacial plains now thaw
feeling warmth
no more despair

Kristina M. Hooper, 11 September 2013

4 comments:

  1. You are an amazing poet! If you decide to publish, it's not about who will or will not read your poems...it's about getting published for your awesome and amazing talent! I will buy your first edition only if signed by you dear Sister.

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  2. I can actually feel the prickle of the words like icicles!

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  3. Julian...thank you...that's what I was hoping for...again, appreciate your comment, and thank you for taking the time to read!

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