Forgive yourself

The jump-off line comes from A Course In Miracles by Megan Freitag.  Forgive yourself the words of retort that you were too slow to say. Forgive yourself the fear and helplessness behind the dignity maintained in front of the public which everyone else saw as silence and passiveness. Forgive yourself the sleepless nights in whichContinue reading “Forgive yourself”

I want to put it behind me…

This is just a line invented by Laurie Wagner who runs Wild Writing. I took it instead of any of the lines from the poem. That happens. I found out when I’m not inspired by a line, I just am not. This piece is not just about me. Laurie’s Wild Writing is more about truthContinue reading “I want to put it behind me…”

We are learning…

The jump-off line is from New Day’s Lyric by Amanda Gorman.  We are learning the way of it, the way to move, the way to navigate through time.  We are learning to unravel, to delve into the inner workings, to know what was once unknowable.  We are learning to dissemble, to bide our time withContinue reading We are learning…

We know this though we forget…

The jump-off line is from the poem Nothing Wants to Suffer by Danusha Lameris.  We know this though we forget. We know that abduction of children occur even in advanced developed countries. We know that there might not be a tomorrow but we feel confident that there will be one for us.  We know thisContinue reading “We know this though we forget…”

Why I’m here…

The jump-off line is just the title of the poem Why I’m Here by Jacqueline Berger. And the whole piece is just a response to the line.  Because of the year 1997, when Hong Kong passed back into the hands of China. A mother decided to take her daughter away before that happened.  Because myContinue reading “Why I’m here…”

I was barefoot…

The line came from Forest Fires by Sarah Kay. Mostly I was talking about a fictional self but perhaps because of that, I quite like this piece.  I was barefoot, standing on rough ground. The ground is always rough when you stand barefoot.  I was barefoot, a wild child, running across rough ground, heedless ofContinue reading “I was barefoot…”

One day she looked out the window…

The jump-off line comes from In the Middle by Barbara Crooker. It’s the first piece of Wild Writing I had done in third person. And personally I quite like it. Also, my norm for fiction is to write in third person. I mean, I can write in first person as well but my go-to isContinue reading “One day she looked out the window…”

Time peels away from the wall…

This time the starting prompt is actually from a Mandarin pop song titled Broken East Wind based on a poem by Su Shi (or Su Dong Po as he is better known as) the ancient Chinese poet which bears the same title as the pop song.  Time peels away from the wall. I look atContinue reading “Time peels away from the wall…”

The many small things…

The jump-off line comes from The Metaphysicians of South Jersey by Stephen Dunn. I’m not actually good with small details, observation doesn’t come naturally to me so below is really just my attempt:  The many small things I’ve seen… the morning dew on a leaf, the rain droplet on a window pane, a flower petalContinue reading “The many small things…”

I hope I am forgiven…

This jump off line comes from Rabbit by Heather Swan. I think I will title this piece Forgiven or forgotten. I hope I am forgiven for the words I did not mean to hurt but did.  I hope I am forgiven for the thoughtless deeds.  I hope I am forgiven for being lazy, for beingContinue reading “I hope I am forgiven…”