The long letters that are so cathartic are forbidden,
and why should no one like to read what others heal to simply say?
Why should no one will to listen so well, for so long?
Why am I so rude for asking them to try?

I suppose I am asking them to bear a burden so large
that I would not carry it anymore, so why should I place it
upon their shoulders?

I suppose I should say each paragraph when it’s alone,
even though when alone, it’s always unformed.

I suppose when I don’t know how or what to say, I should try,
and it should be simple, and I should say exactly what I mean,
what I feel.

I should open my mouth and start speaking,
never one to bite my tongue, never one to weigh these words,
for their weight never goes away. It simply accrues.
I should never doubt the words that want to come out my mouth,

but what am I to do with the ones that haven’t now?


10 thoughts on “Conflict

    • Haha, I’m a 90’s baby, so I’m more of a length emails kind of girl, but otherwise I am totally with you on that! My childhood pen pal and I eventually met, and she later became one of my bridesmaids!

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      • I’m guilty of those as well 😊

        It’s great that you could do that. I was able to meet a few of my own pen pals, so I know how it is.

        Thanks for reminding me about those days. 💙

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  1. Reblogged this on Creative Writing Course: How to Write Creatively and commented:
    “One cannot always tell what it is that keeps us shut in, confines us, seems to bury us, but still one feels certain barriers, certain gates, certain walls. is all this imagination, fantasy? ….”

    Hi Lydia
    Thanks for another follow (+ the ‘likes'(s)
    Happy blogging/writing and all the best with your blog
    “early bird sleepy-head” craig
    “It always seems impossible…
    until it gets done!”
    – Nelson Mandela
    You CAN…if you THINK you can

    “Put your fears behind you and your dreams in front of you…always.”

    Best wishes from the First City to see the light


    Don’t worry about the world ending today
    it’s already tomorrow in scenic and tranquil ‘little’ New Zealand

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