Cost of the Creative
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Yes, I have ...
I've had them ... those moments
The deep, desperate, rare moments
"Straight-from-a-movie" moments of romance and melancholy
Where the violins and violas and cellos pull on your heart
Forlorn music reaching down into your viscera
To yank at your soul in tyranny
Heart-wrenching moments of exquisite agony
Where the core burns, the hairs stand, the eyes close
And you're lost to the consequence
Brief, beautiful, tender instances that you hold for a lifetime
That shine like jeweled beacons among the mists of the mundane
Oh, how blessed I've been ... and how cursed
For this gift of creativity that so many envy
Is but a facade for the dark, dire truth of the sensitive spirit
We feel deeper, look deeper, wish deeper, love deeper, and hurt ... deeper
I am thankful for those moments, for they are precious
But there is a dear price to pay ...
And it comes without music
In the dead ...
~ 2nd Place ~ in the "Writing Challenge 1, August 2019 - Just Write" Poetry Contest, Dear Heart, Judge & Sponsor.
Copyright © Gregory R Barden | Year Posted 2019