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Saturday, October 3, 2015

OctPoWriMo: I Just Want To

This is short, Dear Readers! Today has been a very full day of skypeing my dad, radio show rehearsal, KFC for lunch (these are really rare in upstate New York), costume shopping, and haunting the Hay Ride. Whew! That was a long sentence. 

Now we are prepping for Doctor Who  night (a little late), with pizza bites and cider. So, that is why I need to make it quick. That and it is 10:00 at night.

Today's Prompt: What drains you? What keeps you from writing (or other hobbies and passions)?

Also, make it a shape poem. This one is a toughie. The wrote the first part of this poem this morning, and now finishing it. But to put it into a shape is frustrating me. That is until Brittany suggested this. It is a little lop-sided, but I think it works.

The thing that drains me is the fear that I am never good enough. There are sometimes when I don't write, or don't do a show, because I am afraid. The fear is this monster that eats my confidence and leaves me drained. But, good news, Dear Readers, I fight it. Sometimes, some days it is hard. Don't this poem is a bit of how I feel when the fear monsters come calling. Enjoy!

I Just Want to

Fear is a monster. It,
           you in 
       the moments
                                                                         the life.
                                                                into the darkness of sleep.

While you are here, go and check out the other poets of OctPoWriMo here.


  1. Oh, I liked this one. The shape reinforces the spiraling down, though I can't usually sleep when I'm feeling fearful! Down into darkness? Oofta!

  2. Short and to the point. And fitting.


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