Wordy Wednesday (“Poetry”)

Hey there! This week’s Wordy Wednesday is going to be a collection of shorter “poems” (really just a bunch of random little stanzas I’ve got saved places) about a collection of random things. Most of these are from my phone, typed haphazardly during vacation trips or at two in the morning when I can’t sleep.

Sorry for not writing more of an intro–I’ve got like a bazillion hours of homework to do today, already, so, yeah. Yay for college.

**********

It sounds like summer

and smells like graduation,

So many moments you were

afraid to live because they were already

memories you were afraid to lose

*****

My life is

something

less than

perfect

right now.

*****

New York City

is a beautiful cliche.

*****

The plight of the writer

is that the air, the trees, the birds

are full of stories, heavy

on your chest, pressing

your fingers into the Earth

as roots, and you

may only choose one to breathe in–

oxygen–

against the screaming in your ears.

Only one against the

thousands.

Only one against

the weight, to lift

you

up

to fly.

 *****

The more we preserve

of the past,

the less we have

for the future.

*****

Life encourages life.

*****

Every minute I spend in New York City

wakes me up, fills my lungs with

air purer than feeling, a gas that somehow

makes oxygen heavy, that forces

my eyes open, wider, wider, with

every inhale–and the corners of

my mouth lift higher, freer, fuller,

go, go, go but now

stay–

with every exhale.

Stay here

in the magic, in the moment;

don’t leave and be ordinary.

Please don’t be

ordinary.

Please.

Don’t.

Go.

*****

Things feel slow

while they’re happening.

It’s only when you look back

that they sped by

too

 

 

fast.

*****

My life is not a love story.

It’s not a Nicholas Sparks novel.

I don’t want it to be.

I like where I am

without that part.

**********

56

 

 

~Julia

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3 thoughts on “Wordy Wednesday (“Poetry”)

  1. Pingback: Wordy Wednesday (“Poetry, Take Two”) | Julia the Writer Girl

  2. Some of these are very profound! I like them.

    “So many moments you were afraid to live because they were already memories you were afraid to lose”

    “The more we preserve of the past, the less we have for the future.” [i.e. We shouldn’t hold onto the past too tightly, or it will hold us there, making it difficult to move into the future]

    “Life encourages life.”

    “Things feel slow while they’re happening. It’s only when you look back that they sped by too fast ” [This is sooo true!]

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  3. “New York City
    is a beautiful cliche.”

    That was my favorite. 😀 I like random things. I actually have a document on my computer just titled “Thoughts” where words that don’t really go anywhere else end up. It almost makes writing more fun that way, being scattered.

    It makes me think of the quote “Creative minds are rarely tidy.” I definitely felt like I was reading through your mind when I read through these. Thanks for posting.

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