A Story Untold, Pt. 1

Once upon a time has been used, perhaps, in this setting, just once, too many times. No, this will not be a happily ever-after fantasy. I’ll save for those poor souls who need it more that journey. Quite instead, I think we’ll begin ours a bit, differently this time ’round. You see, I’ve never been one to be able to sit and write quite so easily; finishing a story in its entirety, but rather, offer extreme glimpses over the whole of a lifetime. Mayhaps this time shall be different, I hope.

Oh, I don’t recall so easily how, or even why I ended up sitting down at that moment, but it was crucial that I did. More so, that I begin writing down my thoughts as they quickly, almost quietly slipped past my conscious. These words needed to be writ before it was too late to capture them. See here now, that once the thought has occurred in such a manner, nay shall it be allowed to do so the same again. And shouldn’t that be the point of it all? To have the stroke of genius strike but only once to a man? No, I didn’t think so either, least before sitting down that night.

Sadness is a human affliction, or so we’ve been lead to believe. Rather differently I believe, it is an affliction of life. One that spans all creatures, regardless if they have higher functions or not. Though there are different levels of sadness, to be felt by each, at different times, and with different intensities, there are some to whom, rather unfortunately, must deal with great shades of pain and sadness, all within a single lifetime of living. Then there are those poor souls, who must deal with it all in extremely short spans of time. Some turn to dull the pains brought, others are driven made by it. While some, much like myself, abuse it in order to bring new life from it. We don’t control it, but we also don’t let it control ourselves. We simply respect it, learn from it, and every now and then, ride the waves as they come crashing.

See here, this writer’s heart, mind, and soul have all been through levels of hell unfathomable to others. But yet here it wrote this, still kicking, fighting, dying. It’s oft been writ before, and to be so again, of the pain and suffering that we’ve journeyed through together. It’s been broken, abused, and used more times than care to recall. It’s also known immense joys within incredible sorrows. Yet all three continue to press forwards. There are times, oh there are many times, when it all comes swelling once more within. A few stray tears will fall, and the room heavy, will grow. But the journey still continues to carry forth from depths once unknown.

The silence that hasn’t spilled from fingers pricked Hesitant over lettered buttons Waiting… Words squished between the nothings Forced into hiding Yearning… A trickle of a drop within a hint Bashed with the skull Smoldering… Raging ash flaring unending upwards Fluttering amongst the openings Flowing… Quiet falls all around the bareness witnessed Flames frozen in […]

Used to be life made so much sense with everything floating perfectly Nothing left to chance to be left behind forgotten sidelines Time ticks away eating at all your hearts desires ungiving in it’s taking Just takes the afternoons away sweeping them past by never seen again Roads missed turns lead you to your next […]

Drifting softly across the waters fa├žade Swishing quietly under lights above Peace settles around the gentle lapping With light breezes kissing along the skins exposed Tall pines marking the edges of serenity With razors of rocks keeping all in shallows Twists upon windings getting near Sleep now gentle baby upon the waters wave With moonlight […]

Every day a struggle to find my way thru Every day the marathon of taunting thoughts Wrecking havoc ready to break free of me Set aside the madness focus on the child No one seems to understand what it really means Living lies inside this head to make it thru the night How far away […]