I’ve been suffering from writer’s block and my beautiful (inside and out) friend Kimberly Stallworth has some tips to help get the creativity flowing going again. Thanks Kim!
I believe that absolutely everyone has an inner poet! I just literally started writing one day what I felt was going on inside of me – things I didn’t want to talk about for whatever reason. I wrote lines like “I hope that the visions that walk in my mind will one day run free for others to see” and “victory and comfort just as easily come as the other ones that darken my heart and sharpen my eye” and “the burn of the air rains down on my skin”.
It was just a matter of writing what came to me. If you are still enough, open enough, and aware enough – the words will come. They don’t have to be fancy or rhyme or even make sense. Write what’s there. You can refer to “the ocean” to mean your heart or “the wind whips through the trees and leaves with pain and disgust” to explain your relationship or even “the man in my eye is the one that makes me cry” to get right down to it – this is your vision – this is your feeling. This is for you and no one else – unless you choose to share.
This has helped clear my mind and get out of my way in achieving the many goals that I have set for my life. It gets all the bad and bizarre and joyful feelings and thoughts you have out!
I generally do not sit down to write something – the words, lines or feelings just come!
Be open to the things that affect you, for the good or the bad.
I am an ordinary person who listens to the visions inside – you can too! Try it – you’ll feel better, you’ll learn what is going on inside you, you may even grow, and just maybe – you might become the next great poet!!!
“Fear and a closed heart and mind can only lead to limited lights in this life – open and be free to see what your insides can truly be”
My book of poetry, ‘The Woman In the Mirror’ should be out early 2014.
You can hear the words I wrote one evening in the middle of the night after returning home from a very emotional trip back to where I was born, Detroit, Michigan. “Listen!” just came to me – I wrote as fast as I heard and felt each and every word. Take a moment to listen and get a glimpse of what my heart sees.