Day 6 of 365: “The Pause” – A Poem

The Pause


The mind whispers to me in clichés,

Snippets of repetitive phrases

Learned from a lifetime as a sponge.

Sometimes I speak back,

Challenging its elementary wording,

And it pauses, wide-eyed,

Like a child who was interrupted

While deeply immersed

In a game of make-believe.


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Part of me fears posting a poem… Fears setting aside the typical humor and doodles for something a little more pensive.

This fear (of what people think, of not living up to expectations, of letting people down, etc.) would have prevented me from posting something of this nature in the past.

This blog, though. There’s something magical about this blog for me. I can feel it. It’s a visceral feeling of inspiration and safety and support that stems from within.

This blog is my allowance. It’s my permission slip… To be and share exactly who I am each and every day.

What’s your permission slip?


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Some days, I paint. Other days, I write. And rap. And tell stories. And do comedy. And doodle. And [attempt to] bake. And, one week out of every month, I merge with my sofa and sob about mortality and things like the existence of air and how we can't live without it and how utterly claustrophobic that is to consider. I'm relatively particular. And this is a place for me to share ALL the quirks.

3 thoughts on “Day 6 of 365: “The Pause” – A Poem

    Your blog post today
    I seriously agonized over posting a poem on FB
    I was feeling so vulnerable, I wanted to do it to honor my vulnerability, but I didn’t want to do it just because I was vulnerable. I want to do it when I’m feeling strong too.
    Which brings me to my other question… Does vulnerability make you strong?

    Anyway, so I posted someone else’s beautiful poem that ifound.

    1. But seriously So happy to find your Chance blog, read your post, and read what you said about posting it. 💜💜💜

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