My Word

I must apologize to the little following I seem to building up so far because I will have to put part three of All the Help I Need” on hold for the moment. I’ve actually been in a considerable amount of pain for the last few days, getting worse each day, and I’m concerned I won’t be able to give the piece the attention it needs. In the meantime, I will still try to post some things that won’t require too much concentration.

For now, I will post another song I’ve been working on that still needs revision. I’d love it if someone would come in and give me a few crits. I’m only posting the first stanza because I haven’t done any more work on the second yet.

Cover of "Crow: From the Life and Songs o...

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The “crow” I mention is a reference to some rather morbid poetry written by Ted Hughes (The Life and Songs of the Crow).  We had a brief introduction to his work in my poetry class. “The crow” is always associated with death. I find myself wondering sometimes if his book might have somehow influenced or inspired the movies called The Crow. I should probably look it up, but I’m feeling “intellectually lazy” today, like most of us Americans; I’ll get around to it later.

Some of the problems people have pointed out:

1. Too obscure. Some people don’t understand what I’m trying to say.

2. Too many “-ing” words (although I have already eliminated some).

Plus, I don’t like my attempts to revise it so far (specifically, the first four lines).  🙂


My Word

Too many stolen choices
lurk behind these eyes
when all the scattered voices
lure me with their lies.

(Feel your trembling,
feel your trembling).

I never could slake the flow,
a rising crescendo of fear.
I never forsake the crow;
the broken cry thrashes with tears.

(Thrill and frenzy,
thrill and frenzy).

Release your reason!
I will emblazon
my word into you.
My touch withers you.



2 thoughts on “My Word

  1. I hope you’re feeling better. Thanks for taking the time to visit my blog. Following you already.

  2. You’re welcome. And thank you for coming back and commenting.

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