Freewrite I--possible Preface "Keep your mind wide open and your pen to your page. Write whatever comes to mind, even if you mess up...don't try to fix it just yet. Mistakes are there for a reason, you need time to evaluate them carefully before you try to figure out how to correct them" Her words turn over and over in my head. No matter how many times I remember them, they never seem to make any sense than when she first told them to me. Life just isn't that simple....but what if it was...? What then? Emily...would you still be here if everything was as simple as you wished it was?
Silence--SLAM poemI am often avoided because Im quietNot afraid of unspoken words and silenceI am a sparrow without a voice, but the pride of an eagleNot quite as irritating as crow or seagullI am a blade in the crowdNot a word squeaked from this mouse.Dont be fooled into thinking I am just as solemn on the insideA raging storm of wind and words in this heart of mine.Im running out of timeFasterAndFasterNot showing any sign ofSTOPPINGThey say shes quiet,Gone unnoticed in her never ending silenceAn easy one to push aroundWhen she refuses to make a soundTo defend her crownOf pride
We can feed her liesHold her tightSteal her sightIn a violent fightIn which she wontCant win.Her silence weighing her down like a sinChained around her wristWell choose whats bestUntil shes good enoughThat shes met our standards
Well break and tame this screaming bird