word puzzle

stringing words together
like daisy chains
to make sense of
what happened
and what didn’t
and where I am to go
or maybe that’s not
my choice
but fate’s or
some mad god’s
who is just waiting
to trip me up
and laugh maniacally
an insane sing-song
going through
my head and syllables
dripping though my fingers
onto the white paper
where they make
little black scratchings
but only help
a little, just a little
to carve the world
into a recognisable shape
that I can hold in my hand
and look at from all sides
still too much mystery
and not enough words
more need to be
put down
thrown together
like a weird kind
of word game
or maybe an oracle
let them fall down
and I’ll see what they say
just so I know
where I am going
and maybe the day
or who I am or
will be then or
was yesterday
and perhaps
to see what’s
in my heart
that won’t lie still.

© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way, shape or form without my written permission.

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I think the poem says it all… just trying to make sense of things.


I am a very creative person and it’s my way of dealing with the world, inside and out. I am only happy when I am making things or painting or writing. There are just not enough hours in the day…. I am into poetry and photo manipulation at the moment and also dabbling in photography. :-)

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  • tori yule
    tori yuleover 2 years ago

    excellent write, Sybille
    Always trying to figure things out
    instead of saying “it is what it is”
    People oblivious to others have a much easier time, don’t you think?

  • Thank you Tori. Very true. I am always thinking about stuff. I think if you could see my thoughts they’d look like my knitting basket (all tangled up, with a few tidy areas…). LOL xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 2 years ago

    often too difficult to make sense of things. yet, also sometimes decisions need to be made, within ourselves especially. within, without…sometimes. wishing you all good things, always. awesome write. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

  • Thanks so much Shar. I am always trying to work things out LOL. Ever since I was little. I was one of the ‘why girls’. :-) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

    – Sybille Sterk

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 2 years ago


  • Thanks so much Liz. :-) xoxo

    – Sybille Sterk

  • su2anne
    su2anneover 2 years ago

    and yet at the end the answer lay there…
    an excellent write Sybille
    x suzanne:))

  • Thanks so much Su2anne :-) Greatly appreciated. :-) xo

    – Sybille Sterk

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