The Plight of a Powerless Consciousness
I’m far from my peek of consciousness;
I’m just breaking into this game.
But I have some advice for the novices
like me, that are starting to feel the same.
Like there’s an emptiness in your existence,
and a bountiful source of sadness.
You want to fight these emotions through resistance,
but powerlessness and consciousness drive you to madness.
Like breathing seems just a little more futile,
as if pieces of you break off with each exhale.
In your despair you find little worthwhile,
afraid to move, feeling that to move is to fail.
In each of these moments I go back to my center,
that place that enables me to shamelessly feel.
To paint, dance, cry, or sing is my mentor.
All thoughts are stopped. In that moment, I heal.
There, the wills of the cowardly, though strong
cannot disrupt my internal connection,
and in those crucial moments I realize all along,
that when I create I am in my place of protection.
They cannot make me hate myself, or feel alone.
They can only spew hatred and lies about the body I borrow,
Even then, when others believe them and the lies they condone,
I will write. And my freedom will rise from what was once sorrow.
Crystalkay Fairrington, Wake the Public
the 2013 Nominees – Best Performance by a Blogger
Welcome to The Neighborhood. My name is Jane Dougherty of Bordeaux, France, with roots from Ireland. As the proud winner of Best Mixed Media blog, for Jane Dougherty Writes, at the inaugural Thepublicblogger Awards, I am honored to present the 2013 Nominees for Best Performance by a Blogger.
and the nominees are….
The power of art lies in its ability to tell a story, and draw us inside its world, without ever saying a word. From the blog Silent Ambiance the nominated post is ART – Ka-Son
We anticipate photographs of beautiful scenery, and fun stories of the time had while vacationing. But how often do we discover travel posts, that double as a fascinating history lesson dating back to the 4th century. From the blog A Love Letter from Rome the nominated post is a walk through the ancient porta san sebastiano on the grand old tour.
Discovering an artist that energizes or draws emotion, lends itself to wanting to share. And incorporating a find, into an original posts, evolves into a resemblance of a production. From the blog Diary of a Crazy Awesome Person the nominated post is The Art of Being Alone.
There exist a simple elegance in literature. It makes one stop, not simply slow down, and listen for the hidden nuances, requiring our undivided attention. From the blog Fugitive Fragments the nominated post is Hawthorn Haiku.
Poetry in motion, refers not simply to its drummer’s beat style cantation, but in its ability to play tricks on the mind, to give the allusion that you are moving along with the pace and meaning of the rhyme. From the blog The Last Zombie the nominated post is “Me”.
Photography is greatness. It captures moments in time, in an unscripted focus, with, generally, a transparent message. Sometimes the visual itself, stirs debate, as to what really is happening in the picture we see. From the blog Svakodnevne Fotografije iz Komize the nominated post is Komiza Every Day
There belies a level of brilliance in not understanding, we are telling a story, even in a blog considered a rant. But writers cannot hide, and all eventually realize, that words should inspire, and the rants are just part of the show. From the blog Crazy Life the nominated post is Remember me? Screw that.
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