Just a quick edit of my last poem

I have some spare time before I jog off to work, so I started making this image edit and then it kind of evolved into this edit with the poem I wrote the other day, and now it has become this:

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The Light – A Star Wars Poem from Leia to Ben

I haven’t written much poetry over the last few years mostly because, for me, poetry was a way to express feelings I haven’t felt in a long time. Sometimes I would just write poetry because I was inspired, but most of the time, it was a way of dealing with aspects of my life that were too painful to deal with any other way.

Today, I felt suddenly inspired by a GIF set I saw on Tumblr – these two GIFs to be precise:

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On Tumblr, people were talking about how you can see the shadow of the dark side of the force go over Kylo’s face and then, gradually, it leaves. You can see this in the second GIF. This makes a lot of sense because, in that scene, Kylo is very close to blasting his mother and everyone else on the ship to smithereens. But he doesn’t. The pull to the light was still too strong for him to kill his mother. This would lead me to believe that Kylo had a much stronger bond with Leia then he did with Han as a child, well, it’s possible.

So here’s the poem:

You are not the cruelty of the shadows
You are the light that once shone upon my cheek
But fall you did, and for a time, you lost your way
And although you stumbled and you let the darkness in
The light was still a part of you
Gently resting in the recesses of your soul
Waiting for a kindred spirit
To pull open the doorway to your heart
And let the light reside there once more

 

Mother

With eyes bluer than the sky, a burning, vibrant determination still lingers there
She sits and whispers to herself
The sun shining in through the window, leaving a trail of light upon her aged yet beautiful skin
I am of you, for you, with you
I am forever yours

Song Writing Prompt 01 – Evanescence “My Tourniquet”

I am throwing myself entirely into the writing prompt process after having read the pros and cons of using prompts from various websites online. I think I’ll try this for a bit and see how things go before I decide it’s a waste of time. It’s always best to give something a good go before writing something off entirely, right? (excuse the pun).

When writing poetry, I’ve always found it easier to do when I’m writing about sadness, loss, grief, pain, heartache or love. I don’t know why this is, all I know is that most of my poetry is formed from both real and fictional experiences. Nobody can know which is which of course, because it’s so much more mysterious that way!

I also write my poetry from a free and unhindered place, which means it’s not formal or in any particular style. My poetry comes straight from within, not necessarily from my heart alone, but the process works for me best when I can feel the words forming. I also do not write a lot of poetry. I haven’t written in years, in fact. This is the first time I’ve actually wanted to write a poem in such a long time. I know that this is partially because I feel safe about writing here. I feel inspired by my readers and feel more confident to write freely.

I tried to focus on the following words in the song to write the poem below. I have very little knowledge of whether my words and the song lyrics connect. I simply used the song’s momentum and let my imagination do the rest.

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If I say I see heaven in your eyes, will this lead to regret? Will you make me feel small?
Will you even be there, to catch me when I fall?

As wounds slowly become scars, this is how we live. When love ceases to exist, when there is nothing left to give

But I will still be here, I will never turn away. I’ll hold out my hand to you, through the storm, through the heartache, through the pain…

If I say I still see heaven, even as you walk away. Will you even remember me, or will you curse my name?

How I wish I were the one, strong enough to turn away. Now I am lost in the storm, crippled by the heartache, broken by the pain.

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The anger in your heart warms you now, but will leave you cold in your grave

I am a thousand winds that blow…

I am the diamond glints on snow

I am the sunlight on ripened grain

I am the gentle autumn rain

From the poem “Do not stand at my grave and weep” by Mary Elizabeth Frye

These are my words, let them shine…

My words engulf me in an endless feeling of surrender and release
As I weave my words into life, the veil is lifted and the light begins to shine
So proud am I to know that these words will forever be mine

My words are my shield, ready for the eyes of the world
Within them, I place my heart, and my soul so tread lightly, friend
For these words are my journey revealed to you from beginning to end