Sometimes You Just Need To Hear The Words

Jesi Kay

Jesi Kay, poet and aspiring novelist, was born in the Texas panhandle where wide skies, lazy summer days, and rolling thunderstorms sparked her imagination and left lasting memories in her blood. An early reader, poetry and mythology were her passions. So much so that when she was ten years old her step-father gave her his college mythology textbooks to read, which were full of classic poetry and more than enough tales to fill her romantic and inquisitive nature. Jesi loves reading, art, going to the theater, the romanticism of the Victorian era (but not the missing conveniences of indoor plumbing and central air conditioning), running when the heat and humidity cooperate, and cold weather so she can wear her favorite boots and knitwear. Also, she still has those college mythology textbooks, a little worse for wear over time but still intact and telling their stories to her. Jesi is a contributor at The Well Tempered Bards blog and at

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18 Responses

  1. Dawn D says:

    Wow! Is this autobiographic, or is this about a particular friend? You have a way of making me feel like it’s really me you’re talking to, or a dear friend, or any one of us really!
    Your way with words is always so… astute.
    A few things I want to pick up on though. You are funny and quick witted and supportive… I’m not surprised anyone would want to be your friend!
    Sending love, as I know how difficult it is to help those who feel they’d burden us if they told us of their worries… which makes us worry more than they know, and causes us a different kind of pain.

    As usual, thank you for touching my soul with your words.

    • Jesi says:

      It’s a little bit of things I want to tell a few people but also myself because there are Big Things going on right now that are trying to throw some kinks into Life. Mine and some others. And I was thinking how wonderful it would be if I could some people how I felt about them because I think they need to hear it. But then I realized I’ve also been hiding away and maybe I need to just hear I’m being thought of, too. Then I realized I needed to hear it from myself. If that makes ANY sense at all. 🙂
      And one of those people I was thinking about was you. Truly. You lift me up so often and I think you need to know you are thought about.

      • Dawn D says:

        Well… first of all, thank you. I think of you too, even if life is a bit crazy at the moment, so I am less present here too 🙂

        But it does totally make sense, that you needed to hear it from yourself too, which is why I asked if it was autobiographical. Sorry, the right words are escaping me, I’m quite tired, a bit overworked, underslept, overstressed… 🙂 And apparently I made up two of these words, as WP doesn’t want to recognise them 😉
        This is exactly what I meant by that though. Wondering whether you had realised that you’re a good friend, always lifting other people up, have a wicked sense of humour and are very talented.
        I know that, sometimes, we have to write it down, because if we write it down, we sort of force our subconscious to accept it for what it it, rather than ignore it, bury it underneath all that stress and work and tiredness… It’s sometimes good to remind ourselves that we are, indeed, good friends, and pleasant people, people whom our friends enjoy to be with and all those important things too. And that it’s Ok to ask for help when we need it, when we’re drowning, even if just a little, because it pains even ourselves when we notice how poorly we are doing and realise we should have known it all along, if only we’d been willing to stop and listen to that inner voice.
        If *I* make any sense 😉

        Ok, gotta go have some food, and hopefully tonight I don’t have weird dreams that wake me up 🙂
        And when I say weird, I mean dreams about words, and language, and so on. Sigh! 😀

        Love you! And thank you for this post, as usual, it moves me, as I already said 🙂
        You are truly gifted for touching me.
        Thank you!

  2. Lizzi says:

    Beautiful words, Pinky, and I hope you make it back to you 🙂

  3. Fida says:

    This is so beautiful! It touched me. It made reflect on myself and think of my friends.

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