For Day 5, I am opting to go with no prompts, because I have not really had the time to sit and explore the prompts for poetry today as much as I would have liked to.
But I guess the spirit of NaPoWriMo is to keep writing for fun and happiness, even when everything else in life seems to be at its worst. I certainly don’t think life is at rock bottom right now. I’d say I am doing a lot better than I thought I would. But there’s always the sinking feeling that what I am doing for myself isn’t enough anymore. A lot of that stems from the fact that I no longer have any time to do the things I actually like, anymore. Which SUCKS, if I’m being honest.
Then again, hey! At least I’m trying.
I’ve been running for as long as I recall–
My lungs screaming,
My ears roaring,
I don’t think I’ve stopped in years.
But when I did, tonight,
I saw the moon,
And so much more–
My lungs taking in
The air I’d forgotten I needed,
And all around me
Was the silence I had so sought;
I can finally breathe.
I can finally just be.
~© Shubhangi Srinivasan.
Trust me, there’s a million things I’d rather be doing right now, writing included. But life is in the way and I need to be a grown-up, working adult about it. I am not sure I am a fan of that. I am still finding an excuse to escape to this blog often. I am not sure how much longer I can keep telling myself that this is not something I just do for fun. It’s always been about so much more than that; ever since the day I started writing here, it has reached places and I would like for it to continue doing that.
Hopefully, I can continue doing that.
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