The Happy Flow of Energy
Trying to be everything for everyone Escaping the demons hidden inside Expectations dashed Feeling all alone Guilt washes over hilltops built A safe place to dwell When does it end? The turmoil raging inside It ends when happiness becomes A decision And flows outward Touching everyone Becoming just enough for everyone Instead of everything for none Words flow when peace abounds Breathe deep and let the chaos dwell Somewhere in the rush of air As it cascades outward Leaving calm in its wake Unexpected tales arise From the happy flow of energy
I decided to mash up SoCS, where the prompt for this week was expect/unexpected, and OctPoWriMo, where we were challenged to free-write about things that drain us of energy and make it hard to write, and then transform it into shape poetry. I quite enjoyed this exercise and it was my first time trying shape poetry. Although, WordPress made that rather difficult as it didn’t transfer my formatting over from Word.
I spent a good hour on it before finally walking away and going to a movie with the kids On my return, I finally found this Advanced HTML thing from WordPress that gave me what I needed. I don’t know how I’ve managed to blog for a year and a half without having to worry about code and things, but I finally found the magical “thing” that let me keep my spaces.
The post is going up later than planned, but luckily, I’ve decided to go with the flow and let it happen. (I only swore a few times… well, maybe more… but I’m fine. Really!)