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Terrible Idea

Terrible Idea  There wasn’t an objective at the start, just desire— just pieces misaligned and confused by too many rhymes.  I didn’t know whether or not it was a terrible idea, whether or not the pieces would come together, but I had to try.   I took a leap of faith, jumped into the air before I knew  what type of landing I’d fall to.  Turns out the pieces cracked further  when I hit the ground, a conflict of concrete and bone, and a lot of words that hurt.

This was not the poem that I set out to write tonight. In fact I’m feeling a little blocked.

This might be a no no to admit, but I’m not even sure what it’s about, not really. It’s a mashup of several story lines, as if all my demons of the past 3 years are fighting for attention but none of them are winning. This isn’t supposed to be a sad poem, just a reflection.

Our lives are composed of the intertwining of faith and falling. No matter where you are in that process, I hope you are at peace.


Leanne Rebecca


Poetry and music.

7 thoughts on “Terrible Idea

  1. Sometimes the best poems arrive when we don’t understand the words. Meaning can come from much deeper inside us than other times. I think that’s what has successfully happened here.

  2. I took a leap of faith
    But a ragged edge caught something
    Now I’m spinning and falling
    Can’t make sense of where
    I am now, or where
    I am headed
    And this feels most unpleasant

  3. I don’t think it’s a no-no. I think that’s part of what writing, and particularly poetry, is about…sorting through the mishmash of thoughts and feelings that encompass our humanity. 🙂

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