POETRY: Paralysation

Paralysation

I drifted freely through the air,

Content with never quite being caught,

Then I eased into your love and care,

My untrained heart began to be taught.

 

No label slammed upon my head,

And with a brave smile you agreed to it all,

Cadged like a bird was what I had dread,

But, your strength began to fall.

 

As we went on with the same routines,

You yearned to hold and to have me,

So, you burnt and stamped down your feelings,

‘Cause I was content with leaving it be.

 

We acted like lovers, some called us cute,

At times you believed my actions,

They weren’t a lie but I hid the truth,

My thoughts became personal captions.

 

Eventually it came, we both feel the same!

As my heart became unhidden,

I poured out my soul and offered you tame,

The lion into a kitten.

 

Then came the shock, the heartbreak, the rock,

That caused the realisation,

That you had stamped, burnt, and had got,

Into a state of paralysation.

 

It took me too long, to open my heart,

You can’t make yourself trust this action,

Now we’re back to just friends, with time apart,

Feelings undergoing retraction.

 

The lesson learnt here, is that the fear,

Can halt you in your path,

So hurdle and jump when you’re so near,

To find true happiness at last.

 

By Jody Dontje

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PERSONAL POST: The Appreciation of a Writer

Hi fellow Writing and Education Enthusiasts!

It has been quite awhile, I must say, since I have published a post that is not a Poetry or Prose piece. With this realisation in mind, I decided to make this post as another warm THANK-YOU to all those who have chosen to follow my journey as a writer.

One of the commonly occurring phrases is ‘Thank-you for caring about what others have to say’. To this I respond with, are we not all common human beings? Do we not all have some form of heartache, struggle, passion, strength and love? In a world forever changing, with each having a life of decisions and obstacles, why not band together and aid each others growth as successful beings? Indeed, I hope you all feel that my site is a space for sharing ideas and respecting opinions.

Do any of you have a theme request for a poem, prose or different written form? Perhaps you even request advice or aid? Feel free to express your thoughts.

Sincerely Jody

~ If you desire to write, do not refer to yourself as a to be Author, proudly call yourself a passionate Author now! Even if you are yet to be published, do not lose hope.

PERSONAL POST: Grammar and Spelling Pains!

Hi fellow Writing and Education Enthusiasts!

Am I the only one who sometimes obsesses over personal correct grammar and spelling?

I cannot explain the pain, when you post a piece that you are proud of, but neglect to identify an error before posting! Yes, this has just happened to me, with my previous POETRY post called Running Out of Time! A whole day it spent lingering in cyberspace, with the title spelt Running Our of Time! Apologies to those who were left to suspect I have no eye for correct spelling.

On a different note, I taught my first lesson on this years Primary School Placement, and it went better than expected! Grades 5/6 students, as a whole-class Language, Literacy and Literature one hour lesson, all listening with attentive enthusiasm. I could not be happier! They reacted well to my introduction of what I expect behaviour wise, reached the lessons learning intentions, and absolutely loved my incorporation of drama!

I would love to hear your experiences, feel free to share.

Sincerely Jody