May 10, 2016

Poetic Stress


A bit of Sunset Cliffs.

I really want my pieces to have a punch line at the end.  A “sock-it-to-‘em” line that leaves you with your mouth ajar.  I’m not quite getting that element of surprise lately.  The meanness, yes, a twist or two, but not surprise.  To make it worse, I am writing about family members….dead, but loved by some.  So I don’t feel comfortable waving my opinions in family members faces.

Say, “Hey, here’s my take on a really nasty man.”  Nope.


                                                                    
  • Himself:  Yes, this word is a link to his blog.  He’s really enjoying netflix.  Putting up with me.  Gym, work, put up with me.  What more could I want.
  • Herself:  If I could forget it today, I have forgotton it.  I saved my watch, and only after a real struggle found one of two flyers and got it posted online.
  • Gratitudes:  That I lost another couple of pounds.


  • 7 comments:

    1. I decided long ago not to put anything negative about friends and family in my blog. I don't think public forum is the place for those issues. If I want my family to know something, I can write it for their eyes only. That's how I handle things.

      Each person has to do what she thinks is right for her. You also have to be mindful of defamation law suites however. It's a lot to consider, that's another reason to keep from sharing some things publically.

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    2. Yep... family can drive you crazy (if you let them!)

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    3. I always heard you should never write with your mother in mind. But in this case, nice to consider the relatives feelings.

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    4. Thanks for being my inspiration. The gnarly lumps of rock mixed calm sea in the photo say a lot.

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    5. Yes,you have to be careful.

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    6. Yes,you have to be careful.

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    7. I try to be respectful of people I write about also on my blog.

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