How Many Days – Poem

How many days have you procrastinated over ideas that should have long turned to ink…
those thoughts so selfishly entrapped by your own fear wander the depths of your mind in solitude,

How long will you entertain the movements of action, only to awake from another daydream…
those thoughts you so passionately protect have run naked in the darkness for long enough. They yearn to be clothed with light,

How many days…
those hours have eroded your neural pathways, and idle seconds devoured in the bowels of your stagnation,

How many days have you lost?
doing nothing…

B. L. Crisp

7 thoughts on “How Many Days – Poem

  1. Great poem! I can certainly relate to this- like many I’m sure. I appreciate your comment about why you started your blog. Initially I was motivated by a desire to get out of the selfishness that kept words, which may offer a little inspiration and hope to others, confined to my immediate circle. I’m grateful for this blog – which is totally new to me- because it is encouraging me to “step up my game” and to jump out of the stagnant waters of procrastination that hinder my growth. I’m inspired by the amazingly gifted writers here. I’m revising the old and creating the new- and that’s partly because of writers like you! So, thank you!

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    1. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and for visiting my digital world. It’s always a blessing to meet creatives and other like-minded people. I’m grateful to have you visit my blog, and thank you for your kind words, which serve as inspiration to kept sharing and creating. I look forward to exploring your creativity. Harmonic blessings, Barry.

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  2. That’s a great poem on procrastination and I suppose holds true for most of us as we go through life.

    What resonated for me are these lines.

    “those thoughts you so passionately protect have run naked in the darkness for long enough. They yearn to be clothed with light,”

    What really remains at the core of our inability to bring our thoughts into light? Do we remain uncertain that if we were to reveal our thoughts, we would be held accountable? But if these thoughts are indeed the “leap of faith” we yearn for, what is holding us back?

    Shakti

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    1. Hey Shakti,

      I always like your questions.

      What really remains at the core of our inability to bring our thoughts into light? In a physical sphere I would say time, busy lives, and other priorities. In a more mental aspect… possibly a lack of confidence and motivation, but also when you don’t do something for a while, you simply get used to the ‘not doing it’. Main reason why I started this blog to ensure that to I don’t fall into that void whilst navigating busy life.

      Fear of the unknown or the results of our actions creates uncertainty, perhaps leading to procrastination.

      Thanks for popping by and I hope all is well with you.

      Barry

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    1. Hi Frances, thanks for dropping by! Haha.. yes, join the club. This piece is a call to other artists and friends to turn those wonderful ideas I’ve heard or may be silently brimming in the pot to be turned into action/creativity. I hope all is well with you and your wonderful adventures 🙂

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