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Anaconda Ink

Snake words twisting around the throat
Anaconda ink
Roll into without knowing every moment
All the facts, the unsaid, the said, the agenda short or long
you’ll be thrashed out for neglect
Read everything twice, thrice for extra hope of keeping out the beast
Still the Anaconda will slither underneath the floor
Cut all the Ladder rungs
Fall down without grace
Keep out of the kitchen
It does get too hot without oven worldly mitts
Keep to the backyard with home brand weeds
Socially willing but not up to the standard for some
Sad view on the screen to see only what’s missing
Time to get on, depression pending but on pause
Grow up
Yes tried that and it nearly killed off one inner child
Keeping one life on track, perhaps two
A selfish but necessary cause

© K S Hardy 2011

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Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • Lisa  Jewell
    Lisa Jewellalmost 4 years ago

    wow Karen….
    amazing imagery, it has left me deep in thought. I hope everything is ok. xoxox

    PS – always defend the inner child. I say to the death..

  • Dear Lisa
    You are a wonderful defender of the inner child….this I know for sure, this is indeed a comfort xoxoxoxo

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Matt Penfold
    Matt Penfoldalmost 4 years ago

    No need to kill off the inner child Karen, “Read everything twice, thrice for extra hope of keeping out the beast” sometimes that helps to keep the beast in too :-) x

  • Reading through our thoughts to be sure of them ……. I guess it could be another aspect HALTS being put in to practice me thinks :O) xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • TextureoftheSin
    TextureoftheSinalmost 4 years ago

    This resonates with me :)

  • Thank you for the visit, appreciate your resonating understanding :O)xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • rjcolby
    rjcolbyalmost 4 years ago

    I hope the healing does it’s job and quickly. I don’t want to completely grow up, but yes it can be tough on the inner child when unkind things happen. Don’t dwell in the land of the beast… Shut and lock the door and leave. Live in the sun, not the dark.

  • Hi Dick
    Not going near the beast as much these days….it has a worrying tendency to morph into other creatures.
    Finding the sun shines better on agreeable even when there is a different approach to why the sun is shining…xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylalmost 4 years ago

    I’m with an inner sense of knowing this all too well in some areas of my own life. Quite intense, heartfelt, textured and understanding. Keep that inner child dreaming, living, being and more. Live, laugh, love, learn and mess up whenever you can. The good, bad and ugly is good for the soul. Peace and love be with you always, Lisa =) XO

  • Dream, live, accept reality and change what you can and accept what you can’t and if unacceptable then I guess you either dream up something else or you look at where it may be better to dream from… xxxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedalmost 4 years ago

    Hi KS…a beautiful tale of a wonderful Lady with an infinite imagination she is still there darling….that beautiful inner child she will never die “Yes tried that and it nearly killed off one inner child
    Keeping one life on track, perhaps two
    A selfish but necessary cause” nothing selfish about this write …it’s called self preservation xxxxx big hugs

  • Thanks Groovee Nana… ;O)
    yes self preservation it comes in a big jar called shit happens sometimes me thinks… ;)xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • bearwings
    bearwingsalmost 4 years ago

    just a few words I made after you removed anaconda from the alphabet.
    stay well, you get better and better at being you all the time, so they tell me

  • Ooops sorry bout that chief…will let anaconda slip back into to alphabet when it’s less hungry for biting the hand that feeds it.. ;) xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • sandra22
    sandra22almost 4 years ago

    Our inner child protects us with a naive love, they ask the questions, seek the truth, keep us honest…fook, they are vital little buggers eh?
    Nuture your inner child Doll and keep her close…
    Love sandra and her ramblekittylove

  • Hi ya
    I love you

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • AnniG
    AnniGalmost 4 years ago

    A selfish but necessary cause
    Self preservation certainly is a “neccessary cause” and we need to feed the inner child, keep her…alive and well, so pull on those “oven worldly mitts” and cook up a storm – the way you know how!

  • Cooking it up…and now have an apron on and sunnies….xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Tony Wilder
    Tony Wilderalmost 4 years ago

    Keep the inner child, to give it up is to give up of life. They are the life that we turn our backs on too often.

  • Hi Tony
    Our inner child can get a bit unruly I guess if we neglect and don’t listen when we really should just relax and know she/he means no harm only wanting to be heard me thinks…xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

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