Sunday, May 31, 2015

What's your Interpretation?

Hey lovelies, nice to see you here once again. I wanted to share with you today something I wrote in my Writers Workshop class. I had commented to you guys some time ago that I was working on some new things, testing myself and some new waters. In early May I joined this class because I really want to expand my writing beyond this Blog. Now don't get me wrong I love this platform it connects me to people and things I wouldn't on a regular but I don't just want to linger here.

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I don't want to get comfortable and fall into a routine. I want Mommywood to extend her branches everywhere. Just like motherhood has helped me branch out of my little safety zone. Ive said many times how sometimes becoming a parent pushes us to loose touch of who we are, wanted to be and of our dreams. Well writing has always been my method of reason and peace. The place I go to and pour everything out. Where nothing is off limits and permission is granted to be totally free.

Whatever or wherever this place is for you, please return to it don't let it go. You don't have to loose it to be a good parent. It won't take away from their time, if anything it can help you be even better. Being true to ourselves can only help all those around us.

Anyway this workshop was amazing it was four weeks I did it online at my pace. It was not intrusive, it was very revealing and I got to meet some great ladies and possibly build new friendships. It was run by the lovely GG Renee over at allthemanylayers.com please go check her out.
One of the assignments was to use nine (9) words in a poem. I haven't written a poem in many years. This assignment tested me for sure, I wasn't comfortable at first but then I just let loose and didn't take myself too seriously. Life is about testing yourself and pushing away fears.

These were the words:

Life       Climb     Sensual
Hope     Forget    Closed
Water    Dig         Red

This is what I shared with the class, we had an awesome time with how everyone used the words...hope you enjoy.

My life changed with your sensual touch
I had so long hoped for the possibility of us.
How could it be that you came to me, just as I was feeling so lost.
Hope trickled through my veins, like water in a pipe I knew then your time was just right.

I had long before closed the door to anything this freeing
but when you held me tight, my world had a whole new meaning.
You made me forget all my past regrets and start dreaming a new
I can't believe that in my time of misery I found you.

It was like a climb on a steep hill with no set direction,
I looked into your eyes and had such affection.
You released the tension, the fear, the knot in my heart
What I once thought if discovered would fall apart.

Your kisses left my lips blood red, swollen, full of fire
I never want them to end I only want you to take me higher.
Someone please dig me out of this darkness I would sometimes say
Days came and days went and then you passed my way.

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After I wrote it and shared the fear was gone, in the end we all must interpret things in our own way and not allow other's thoughts of what we do or say cloud our mind and our journey. As a mom this is something I want my daughter to always know and use in her life's journey.

What do you think? Do you have something you have wanted to share but are afraid of how it will be interpreted? Is there a dream you have put away but would love to bring to the light again?
Share with me.

Always stress free xo.

9 comments:

  1. Very thought provoking and well said. I feel it is important to keep yourself from going stale and to learn all you can. Sharing with fellow bloggers is a way for me to stay in contact with a variety of ideas and individuals.

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    1. Jovina, well I'm sure glad you share all those great treats! Don't ever leave me lol!

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  2. There is a column at the New York Times called Modern Love. They are always accepting submissions and I have DREAMED of writing for them since junior high. However, they don;t just want regular love stories, they want unique, out of the ordinary stories with a bit of a twist. They want an honest piece that isn't fiction in any sense of the word. I have a story from my life that I think would fit what their asking for. Of course, if they choose to use my piece, I'd be ecstatic and would want to share it with my family and friends.However, the subject matter would reveal a relationship that would probably cause my family and friends some shame. I don't know if I should go ahead and write it or save my family the trouble. What would you do?

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    1. Jennice, welcome thanks for stopping by. First I want to thank you for sharing this thought with me. My first thought was go for it! But my second thought was more balanced lol, I noticed you said " would bring shame to my family and friends" you didn't say it woukd bring shame to you. We all have a past Jennice and it is our past that helps us grow, learn, explore who we want to be and start becoming. If you really want to try your hand at this don't miss out because of what others may think. Perhaps if you would feel more comfortable you can talk about it to those closest to you. Not for permission but just as a heads up. Now, if this pursuit will harm someone that is another matter and then it requires deep thought but if it's just uncomfortable feelings....it will pass. Live your life your journey! Best of luck, hope you visit again and please let me know what you decide xo

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  3. Very interesting, I think most of us have something we are afraid to share for how it might be interpreted. For me, the older I get, the less I care about what others will think and the more chances I am willing to take. I remember loving to write in school and then for many years stayed away from it for fear of what people would think of me and what I wrote. Like you said, you have to push through the fear and challenge yourself.

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    1. Jenna thanks for stopping by, fear of what others will think is something we should all work hard at over coming for sure, it stunts our growth.

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    1. Thanks and thank you for stopping by :)

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  5. I absolutely love this! Thanks for sharing it with us. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you tonight at 7 pm. We can’t wait to party with you! Lou Lou Girls

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