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by Gena Buskirk-Ford, photographer/writer for Gateway PhotoArtistry™
I can spin my wheels so fast and get a million things done, but not feel like I've accomplished a thing. Today is one of those days. I've gotten a lot done in the last few days, but I've had a desire to write poetry for a couple of weeks now. I can't describe it except it's an aching in my heart and soul that I have to express or it will bring me down and distract me. A flood of emotions from experiences I've had or I've observed around me will stir the creative side of me that needs to express what I'm feeling and what I think others are feeling. One avenue of "release" is writing in my journal, but writing down my thoughts will trigger deeper feelings that only poetry can begin to communicate.
I hope to have some more poetry soon because I sense God is wanting me to communicate something. I sense an urging from Him for these past few weeks. I hope I can authentically and adequately express what He wants me to share with others. Sometimes poetry is a silent whisper and other times it's a blaring megaphone. The difficulty in writing poetry is when the turmoil of emotions blend both the whisper and the megaphone. I try desperately to separate enough of the conflict to make some sense of it all.
For what it's worth, I will do my best to communicate what I'm feeling and maybe it will have some meaning and importance to someone else, too. Poetry is such a personal vulnerability that I sometimes run from the process. I started writing poetry when I was a teenager because simply writing wouldn't adequately bare the emotions that overwhelmed me. I didn't write any poetry for a number of years, but now I'm here trying to express myself and hoping it expresses someone else's feelings, too.
If you like anything I write, whether it's the poetry or my blog, I would love to know what resonants with you, or else this is simply an effort in futility and self-indulgence. I believe God has given me these gifts of poetry and photography to encourage, exhort and inspire others. Thank you for reading my blog and my poetry and enjoying my photography. May God bless you in some way with whatever gifts He's given me to share with you.
"Slowing Down" © Copyright 2012 Gena Buskirk-Ford, owner/writer/photographer, Gateway PhotoArtistry™, http://www.gatewayphotoartistry.com.*