Friday, May 17, 2013

This I Believe

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If you can summon the nerve

to topple the façade of yourself,

and be brutally honest while you pick through the stones-

you will find your own poetry,

like honey,

in the rubble.

 

 

On to the weekend prompt.  This weekend we are asking for exactly 33 words, 30 of your own and three of the following:
topple     paradigm     underneath     nerve     honey     loop
Good luck!

29 comments:

  1. Beautiful! That's a tricky prompt too!

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  2. Thank you so much Lisa! And as far as my own writing goes, it got better once I took this advice:)

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  3. This gets my vote, because I'm stuck on honey poetry:) Thick and dirty. Excellent job!

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    1. Angie, thank you! Thick and dirty is right;)

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  4. I believe that, too! It is sometimes hard to be brutally honest with ourselves, but a necessary thing. As a new beekeeper, I appreciate the mention of honey :) Haha! Hope you have a great weekend, Valerie.

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    1. Tammy, the honey reference is just for you;) I agree about honesty-I think it's important too! Have a great weekend, both you two and your wonderful bees:)

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  5. You are so fun to read! Thank you for the nice compliment and happiness in your voice regarding your hen-pecking teen. hahahaha. I'm off soon to find me so 'photographic only' lipstick. Next photo shoot will 'knock your socks off' hahahahahahaha.

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  6. Yes, indeed. What else will you find, is the question. Great job with the prompt. Thanks for linking up!

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    1. Now that is a good question...Thanks for your comment!

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  7. I like how this conveys the need to dig deep inside yourself before you can find who you really are.

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    1. Thank you! That's exactly what I was getting at! For me, it was crucial step in making my writing better:)

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  8. Great poem about finding your inner poet. I need to look for her. Sometimes I feel she doesn't exist.

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    1. Gina, I still fell that way at times-when the rubble gets too deep:) Thanks for reading this!

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  9. Maybe that honey can be used as a bonding agent to rebuild (:

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  10. I love this - and so accurate a description of the process of finding real poetry

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  11. I like your tumbling much better. Sort of the phase of life I'm going through. Excellemonte kiddo!

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  12. This is so true. You're so good at putting these things into words Valerie :)

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  13. Valerie!!!!!!
    This one is going on my wall, girl!
    Summoning, summoning, summoning.

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  14. Just love how you can move words to move people.

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  15. Wow, Valerie! This is absolutely stunning. I love the last two lines in particular. Beautifully done!

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  16. Excellent! Sounds like a famous quote. Maybe it should be. :-D

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  17. Breathtaking imagery!Loved it Valerie!

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  18. Fantastic use of a very tricksy prompt!

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  19. Awesome. I think we all should do this. Who knows what we have hidden under the stones. A winner!

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  20. A great reminder! Beautifully done!

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