The Struggle Is Real

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The Poet’s Struggle

By Jesi Scott


Long have the words lived in my brain

To describe, emote, explain

The very moments, feelings, reasons

For what I see and think and experience.


And, sadly, they can never quite

Reach the fullness of these scraps of life

That creep past or fly by…

These flashes of colors by which we

Remember, ignore, embrace

The events that create a future “us”,

Or, maybe, a fuller individual…

A much muchier “we”.


Still, the words live and buzz around inside

And sometimes find a way out

To live in ink, all the while hoping

They will be heard, understood,

Passed along,

To live in someone else’s soul.

Jesi Scott is an aspiring writer of novels, a poet, and blogger. She has guest-blogged over at The Well-Tempered Bards, and has a post featured at For Love Of…. Jesi has two poems published in Memories of Mist, a literary anthology, and one published story in a newsletter. She is currently working on releasing her first poetry collection as well as writing her first novel. When not writing, Jesi can be found getting lost in bookstores, singing and dancing around the house, experiencing culture with friends, and generally having fun with her four sons when they aren’t driving her weeping into her closet, which she calls her Padded Cell. She loves to rescue stray bookmarks, as well as books, and has opened her heart to any and all stories needing a home. Archery is her current favorite thing ever but you might want to stand back a little as she still has a tendency to drop the bow occasionally.


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