Monday, July 29, 2013

A Modern-Day Emily Dickinson

Blogging Friends.... I am a self-declared "modern-day Emily Dickinson". That poetess would write lovely poems about locations which she had never travelled to. Such as the beach. All she needed was books to read and an active imagination!! I am a modern-day Emily Dickinson, because, Robert Downey Jr.? I never followed him during his addiction years. I was kind of too busy being a kid!! Thus, I read about Robert Downey Jr.'s past last Summer. {Which I would never recommend, by the way!! But I am a better person because I learned about him!!} Then, one year later, my poems were born!! Like Emily Dickinson, only a much weightier subject!! Thank-you for your comments on the other day's post!! I truly appreciated them!! It was much needed, too, because I had still been battling mood swing-infused pity parties regarding being learning disabled. Your votes/comments brought smiles, and laughter to my face!! Thank-you for that!! I am now {Cross your fingers and toes!!} "out of the woods", as that phrase goes. See, metaphorically speaking, I am a hardboiled egg. Ever notice how challenging they are to break? You can crack a hardboiled egg. But it is a lot of freakin' hard work to actually break its shell as you peel and peel and peel!! I am a hardboiled egg. I can crack, and I always eventually do. But I am hard to break!! Well, I finally "cracked", and spent my weekend fighting tears. Anyway. Back to the Robert Downey Jr. poems. Honestly? I do not have a favorite between the two!! And I composed them!! "Roads" basically "covers the bases", as that phrase goes. His addictions. Career struggles. The very grave fact that he could have {And all logic screams should have} killed himself. And "Chocolate Diamonds"? It was about how he was unhappy for so many years. And now? He is so happy, his eyes sparkle like chocolate diamonds!! That one was, I think, much more poetic than the first. However. I think that I would still give Robert Downey Jr. "Roads". Especially because it was such a "happy accident"!! Thus far, "Chocolate Diamonds" received three votes, and "Roads" got one. Which truly warms my heart!! Why? Because I wanted "Chocolate Diamonds" to be "better"!! Oh, and lest I forget. I also received one vote for both!! Thanks again!!

2 comments:

Dip-Dip and the Bridge said...

It just shows you that nomatter how down you feel sometimes there is always light at the end of the tunnel and you will soon feel better.
Hope you are back to your lovely cheerful self now.
Lynne x

Raelyn said...

Lynne....
Thank-you for the comment, Friend!!
"It just shows you that no matter how down you feel sometimes there is always light at the end of the tunnel and you will soon feel better. Hope you are back to your lovely cheerful self now.". I am!! I do feel better!! Thank-you!! ;op