The Great Struggle

Ideas are like the wind
Brushing our arms,
But hiding from sight

Pounding on frosted glass,
Demanding to be noticed,
Though their forms are blurred

Screaming until their voices
Feel like gravel in their throats,
But having no sound at all

Yet, this is the writer’s great struggle:
To bring to life what isn’t clear


Photo: Woman behind frosted glass by Joe deSousa
Written for: Patrick Jennings’ Focus – Pic and a Word Challenge #144Pix to Words 

4 Replies to “The Great Struggle”

  1. Patrick Jennings – Vancouver, Canada – I travel, when I can. Write, when inspired. Photograph, where there's beauty. Make films, for a living. Oh, and I play a decent didjiridu.
    Patrick Jennings says:

    Mmmm… yes, the writer’s struggle.

    As much to bring ourselves into clarity as to bring clarity to our readers… even if we’re not always clear on that. 😉

    Beautiful insight here. Thanks!

    1. Desiree S. Brown – Earth, USA – I'm a fiction writer with common writer aspirations: selling/sharing my work, gaining tons of fans, world domination—strictly in that order.
      Desiree B says:

      Yes! It’s a confusing predicament, but it’s all worth it when the reader does understand what you’re trying to say. 🙂

      1. Patrick Jennings – Vancouver, Canada – I travel, when I can. Write, when inspired. Photograph, where there's beauty. Make films, for a living. Oh, and I play a decent didjiridu.
        Patrick Jennings says:

        <smile> I especially like it when readers find something in the words I hadn’t realized I’d put there.

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