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Similiar Journey!

“I write because I love to write…. Long years ago when the world was new for me, I dreamed of being a composer–wrote songs, many of them. The words took fire and the music smouldered and so, following the lead of friends and critics, I turned my face toward poetry and put my songs away for a while. Then came drama. I was persuaded to try it and found it a living avenue–and yet–the thing left most unfinished, less exploited, first relinquished, is still nearest my heart and most dear.” –Georgia Douglas Johnson

Poem: Voices

Voices” by Angela K. Mack © 1/6/09

I listen to VOICES for a living….

mainly, voices of inexperience

wanting to be heard yet lacking the depth

THAT COMES WITH LIVING.

I listen to VOICES for a living…..

needs that want to be met

that chase me down and sap me

IF I AM NOT TOO CAREFUL.

I listen to VOICES for a living…..

the arguing voice, the whining voice,

the voice of reason and seduction

AND I AM OVERWHELMED.

But occasionally, very rare, I get to SPEAK.

My passions and my soul are GIVEN CONSIDERATION.

My words are dissected and analyzed by CURIOUS MINDS.

And once a year, I get to sing and be heard.

I get to write and be understood.

It is a great thing when one is listened to.

It is a great thing when expression is found by acceptance.

It is a great thing when the suppressed emotions are released in resounding strengths.

This is why I listen to VOICES for a living.

Do unto others as you want them to do for you……..”

(Grafton, WI) Words Etched in Concrete

This morning I woke up early and decided to look for my poems that are etched into the sidewalks of Grafton.  Not everyone can say that their poems are etched into concrete.

 

 

I love speaking with my hands and feet, whether it be writing, dancing or playing an instrument.   Sometimes vocalization is not always necessary to bring about an effective message. Sometimes,  it takes a choice set of words……or a choice set of notes……..or a choice set of movement to move emotions.

 

I love creating content.  Meaningful content that makes people pause and truly appreciate what is important in life.  Words that are written down have a way of outliving the human body.

I am thankful for my name.  “Angela” meaning “Messenger”.

If you need creative content that lasts, consider this writer……

“Fluidity”

FLUIDITY

By Angie Mack Reilly © 4/3/16 Grafton, WI 

When I think of the word “fluidity” I think of smooth.

Easy.

Free.

Without restraint.

Healthy.

Flowing.

Adapting.

Changing.

Happy.

Soft.

Full of grace.

Simple.

Not stuck.

Not rigid.

Not hard.

Not strict.

(An antonym for fluidity is jelly.)

Sticky.

As in, “he got himself in a jam”.

So the next time I am asked,

“Why are you doing this?  Or, why are you doing that?”

Or, the next time I am judged or asked how or why,

I will respond,

I am simply.

Yes, simply.

Unashamedly.

Being fluid.

 

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