Swimming with the enemy......

Took this picture in New Mexico!
Took this picture in New Mexico!

Do we not ?
Swim with the enemy when we
write?
We pour our hearts out
for all to see
We load up this keypad
with every emotion known
to man
Baring our souls
and our minds

And what about that first encounter with
someone you know seeing your
thoughts down on paper
While you tentatively await a response
and try not to
show fear

Write about love or sex and you cheat
on the one you're with
Write about pain and you relive
every gory detail
Or write about death or loss and
sacrifice one more
moment of
living

All of this as simple as jumping
in to the shark tank of life
and swimming with the enemy
within
Fear
Acceptance
or denial
To hell with them
write
write on



13 comments

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HeatherH104 3 years ago from USA

Knowing all this we still write. It's a part of who we are, our way of sorting out life.

Write on my friend!

Heather


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Cantuhearmescream 3 years ago from New York

Eddie Bear!

You nailed it beautiful!!! I think some people just write and they believe and they are confident in every word and fear nothing! Every time I push the publish button I feel like I'm standing naked in front of a room of people, trembling like a Chihuahua! :D ... This is awesome Ed!!!

Hugs,

Cat


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Heather , yes my friend . That's it isn't it ! Thank you for sharing with me !....Ed


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Cat My darling ! where have you been ,I hope it was lots and lots of fun wherever you were , missed you !


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billybuc 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

Write on indeed! I have seen the enemy and the enemy is me. :) I love this...and every writer will understand it.


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cleaner3 3 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

yep .. you did it .. exposed all .. but it felt great huh?

nice write my friend.!


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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

This is great. And I have to chime in with Billy; “the enemy is me.” Oh, yes. You have captured it sooo well. Write on!


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W1totalk 3 years ago

It really is all out there, skin, bones all of it. Thank you for the incentive. Wonderful writing.


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ImKarn23 3 years ago

brave folk us writers hiding behind our keyboards..lol..

it's true tho..we fight the good fight - our way, and hang it out for all to see..

we are hardest on ourselves, altho, eh?

sharing, cowboy


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

Interesting thoughts., You know what they say, keep your friends close, your enemies closer..


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I'm with you damn the torpedoes full speed ahead. Let's keep on writing Ed. Hugs.


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BlossomSB 3 years ago from Victoria, Australia

It's what we do - and we don't seem able to stop ourselves. Thank you for the encouragement to keep on keeping on.


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sugz 3 years ago from Quakeville... Christchurch, New Zealand

Everytime i feel like just ignoring my want to write, i seem to pop into HP and theres always a hub that jumps out at me..

Thank you. I found this a very gQQd reminder of who i am. :)

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