My newest adventure is underway. It has lead me to take up residency in a new blog,
Like the Feathers of an Arrow (affectionately known as LFA).

...don't open...don't throw away... is not disappearing completely (not yet),
but postings here will be limited.

Friday, August 17, 2012

2 Can I Have This Dance?: Resolve

Artist:  Dashboard Confessional
Album:  Dusk and Summer
Genre:  Alternative & Punk

Notes:  Honestly, I'm not really sure how I went from this week's CIHTD? song choice to the poem below.  I suppose there are some parallels:  lungs and resolve.  But beyond that....?

I will also take a moment to admit that I'm not sure if I was able to express what I wanted to say (or that it even makes sense).  Though I'm not sure I could do much better if I tried.  Oh well....

Buried deed--
hidden in the recesses of my mind--
lies a strength I wish I could deny.
It festers,
inciting a battle within me
when I so long to simply give up.
Lungs stutter
while my jaw clenches and my eyes close
fighting against an onslaught of tears.
Such turmoil
would keep an ordinary person
down...yet here I continue to stand.
Worst of all
this unwanted strength breeds hope, as well,
opposing my desire to just be
rid of it.


  1. smiles....those little things cling and keep somethings alive wether we want it to or not...surely i get this...this verse is interesting as it seems it could almost be a good thing...

  2. I don't know if you expressed what you wanted to say, but I have no trouble with it making sense. In fact, I think this is a very cool write.