Sunday, October 21, 2012

Day 21 Poem: Smoother

I think writing would go smoother
if I just sat down at the computer
and bled, but my heart
not ready to break and fall apart. 
By Annie Laurie Gray


  1. Oh, God yes. We sit at the computer or the page and bleed.

  2. It can be quite emotional to open our hearts and allow it to flow onto the page. May you have courage to open to all that wants to flow through you. Thank you for sharing.

  3. A friend of mine was asked if she was going to lead worship. She looked very strangely at the person. Later while my friend was leading worship, she mentioned that moment to the congregation. "I misheard someone. I thought they asked if I was going to 'bleed' worship. I thought they were trying to be funny, but it has been percolating in my spirit. If our ministry (or words or expression) doesn't come from a deeply real and personal place we will not affect anyone or reach their heart." Like the Psalms of David--more Emo than Pop.

  4. yes thats about right. open a vein and bleed onto the page.

  5. I guess I need to get ready to bleed, take every thing I wish to hide and write it on the page.