Writing from the Marrow of the Bone

C.D. Moore By C.D. Moore, 11th Feb 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/18e-4d5-/
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Some words have become part of our unconscious being and therefore are more authentic than those we have to look up in a thesaurus.

Writing from the Marrow of the Bone

The words I have now
are the only words that feel authentic.
They have been chewed, swallowed
and digested over years.
They have lived in my hearts blood
and in my brain, my nerves, my cells.

I use them to describe my experience
to myself inside.
When they leave my fingers
and appear on the page
they take a part of me with them
out into the world.

So I won’t be doing crosswords
to learn words that don’t come
naturally to my tongue.
And I won’t be using the Thesaurus
or the dictionary either to find words
that are not part of my biology.

I’ll stick with the ones I trust
and know.
And call it writing from the marrow
of the bone.

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Poem About Life, Poetry For The Soul, Poetry Is A Natural Gift, Poetry With Meaning

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author avatar C.D. Moore
I write about spirituality, health, psychology, and ecology. Usually in poetic form (my 1st love) but now I'm venturing into the world of
articles. Exciting!

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
12th Feb 2013 (#)

I do that too - what comes naturally. Some just appear from nowhere after decades - yes, from the marrow of our bones. Thanks C D Moore - siva

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author avatar Kingwell
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Loved it! You are genuine.

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author avatar C.D. Moore
12th Feb 2013 (#)

It takes one to know one. You also write from the heart.
Thanks for reading and commenting Siva and Kingwell.

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author avatar LOVERME
15th Feb 2013 (#)

we must be original and unique which you are

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author avatar Songbird B
23rd Feb 2013 (#)

Deep and meaningful CD.. A powerful and insightful poem which was a pleasure to read..

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author avatar C.D. Moore
24th Feb 2013 (#)

You are also very original Loverme.
And thankyou Songbird. Your presence is an inspiration.

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