Try & Fail & Try & Try & Fail Again

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Baby steps are for toddlers

and you already know how

to walk. Running sure footed

comes after a lot of breathless

attempts at the mile, doubt

of the possibility, challenge

to the absence of ability,

skill, stamina, ego.

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Learn the language of living,

saying it over and endlessly

until it trips off the tongue

without seeming thought.

Get a few words wrong, love

loss, disappointments, infusions

of hatred, strong emotions

that shut down the mind. Then,

rewrite your pages carefully

correcting the mispronounciations.

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Learn to spell life in big words

like ego and selfishness. Now, push

on goal. Falling short, losing

a letter or two, finding them means

being read very well ultimately.

.

Mix your metaphors until none

make sense. Clarity is untangled

chaotic accumulation of conflicting

emotions and information. The data

stream eventually is navigated

as if a map occurred out of rough

seas and home shores become your flag

waving over the port called you.

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allets

12-14-15

911p

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Author's Notes/Comments: 

It is not often that I write a performance piece,  but read very fast makes it "spoke-word" fo sho! :D slc 

 

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tallsquirrelgirl's picture

LOVE this!

"Falling short, losing a letter or two, finding them"

Insightful and beautifully written!!


*tallsquirrelgirl* she feels in italics and thinks in CAPITALS ~henry james

allets's picture

Thanks So Much

 

This one is for those who don't think they can. They can! - Yours in writing, Stella