Page: Profile: Poetry
||Total Views: 11,856,680
VxPoem ID: 33881
Posted: August 10th. 2008 6:30:29 PM
What Holds Us Back
by Auna Ravn
Age Group: Adult
It’s hard to write a letter
I cannot write a song
The words that flow within my heart
Have stilled themselves too long.
The painful birth of poetry
That comes to all the smart, at best
Have given only words that say
“there’s a rock inside my heart.”
Anyone can write they have
A rock inside their heart.
That blocks the flow, that stuff of life,
Forbidding it to start.
Its not a rock that hinders me
From singing from my soul.
There lives a whisper deep inside
That burns me like a coal.
It burns its shades of doubting deep
Within my red-lined walls.
And the voice that speaks its words to me
Is too full of fear to call.
Not just the poet has this bug
That gnaws through the gifts that lie
Underneath the rock that sits over
The beauty that we hide.
It heartens me to know that others
Experience the same
Hidden hurt and hesitation
That leave our gifts so tame.
Author's Location: Portland, Oregon
More Poems: Auna Ravn has posted 28 additional poems- View them?
Author's Profile: To learn more about Auna Ravn - Click HERE
Contact Me Via Email...
Email Invites Note: Yes! I have opted to receive invites to Pagan events, groups, and commercial sales
Disclaimer: The Witches' Voice inc does not verify the accuracy of the details stated in this listing, nor do we vouch for the value of the goods or services presented here... As with all contacts and financial dealings in cyberspace, we encourage you to use caution and wisdom in your dealings with strangers.
Political Statements: Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wren's Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witches' Voice, Inc. TWV is a non-profit, non-partisan educational organization.
State/Country flags created by 3dflags.com and are used with permission
Web Site Content (including: text - graphics - html - look & feel)
Copyright 1997-2015 The Witches' Voice Inc. All rights reserved
Note: Authors & Artists retain the copyright for their work(s) on this website.
Unauthorized reproduction without prior permission is a violation of copyright laws.
Website structure, evolution and php coding by Fritz Jung on a Macintosh G5.
Any and all personal political opinions expressed in the public listing sections (including, but not restricted to, personals, events, groups, shops, Wrenâ€™s Nest, etc.) are solely those of the author(s) and do not reflect the opinion of The Witchesâ€™ Voice, Inc. TWV is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization.
Sponsorship: Visit the Witches' Voice Sponsor Page for info on how you
can help support this Community Resource. Donations ARE Tax Deductible.
The Witches' Voice carries a 501(c)(3) certificate and a Federal Tax ID.
Mail Us: The Witches' Voice Inc., P.O. Box 341018, Tampa, Florida 33694-1018 U.S.A.