in tatters

November 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm 38 comments


i rip words off of tattered pages


spill them on unblemished paper


what is left








what i write is not always pretty ~

it cannot be


i am not


what i do write is real ~

~ it is real ~

~ it is who i am ~

~ it is me ~



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  • 1. Morgan  |  November 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Yes ..sometimes thats exactly what it feels like 🙂

    • 2. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:26 pm

      It does. xx

  • 3. Morgan  |  November 5, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Yes ..sometimes thats exactly what it feels like 🙂

  • 4. bruisedbelly  |  November 5, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Real is good 🙂

    • 5. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:24 pm

      Thank you. I am just not liking the real. I apologize for the late response. I have not been writing. Or reading for that matter. I am having one of those identity crisis – “why am I writing, who cares, why do I care, I hate my writing, it sucks, why can’t I write like other writers …….” All the usual stuff. xx

      • 6. bruisedbelly  |  November 8, 2014 at 3:12 pm

        You are a great writer!! Besides the real question is “do you write for you or do you write for others?” When you answer that, the rest is easy. I haven’t been on much either. I’ve been crazy busy, and I write for me and me has been even so I don’t have much to say 🙂 I write when I’m at extremes, LOL

      • 7. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 4:13 pm

        I do write for myself. But I get those damn insecure thoughts – they can really reap havoc on a person can’t they? ;). Maybe it isn’t the writing a maybe it is just me? :). Danggit.

      • 8. bruisedbelly  |  November 8, 2014 at 4:17 pm

        Don’t be so hard on yourself!! Danggit!! If you are writing for you, then screw the masses, only you have to dig it 🙂 Go on with your bad self girl!

  • 9. syl65  |  November 5, 2014 at 3:39 pm

    You are real, you are someone, you give life to your words. Without your heart and soul they are lifeless letters.

    • 10. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:30 pm

      Thank you. I am sorry for the late reply, but I have been disconnected from WP for the past few days, other than a very minimal photo which, though it is the photo challenge, pretty much sums up how I have been feeling. As I have said to a few others, I am not feeling confident or capable as a writer.

      • 11. syl65  |  November 8, 2014 at 4:34 pm

        You’re welcome Kim. Your posts are appreciated and looking forward to your return, if and when you decide. Take care 🙂

  • 12. InfiniteZip  |  November 5, 2014 at 4:50 pm

    Through words beauty is spread around he world, never forget the true worth of the creations you bring forth, beautiful 🙂

    • 13. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:35 pm

      I am afraid I am having trouble with that. I have been off WP for the past few days – taking a timeout or just disappearing. Not sure which. I love to write, but I am feeling like my writing pretty much sucks. To put it bluntly. xx

      • 14. InfiniteZip  |  November 8, 2014 at 5:30 pm

        I don’t think your poetry sucks at all or I wouldn’t be following and commenting 🙂 be yourself and breathe….you have a gift my friend, whether you think so or not and by putting yourself,out there for,review to the world take a lot of you know what’s 🙂 it is admirable and brave. Be strong, take a break if you must but you will miss being creative and I will be waiting for you and Pee and the gang 🙂 peace love and blessings 🙂

  • 15. John W. Howell  |  November 5, 2014 at 4:59 pm

    Hmmmm I happen to think you are beautiful as are your words.

    • 16. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you John. You are always so sweet. I greatly appreciate it.

  • 17. Mytwosentences  |  November 5, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    …and it is truly beautiful.

    • 18. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      I appreciate your comment very, very much. It means a great deal. Thank you.

      • 19. Mytwosentences  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:45 pm

        I appreciate your talent very much.

  • 20. Dom DiFrancesco  |  November 5, 2014 at 9:55 pm

    A very honest and heartfelt piece, I really like this one a lot Kim. 🙂

    • 21. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:42 pm

      Thank you. xx

  • 22. Dan McGaffin  |  November 5, 2014 at 11:53 pm

    “what I do write is real. it is real. it is who i am. it is me.” This is why I love your writing Kimberly, regardless of what you may think of it. You are sharing parts of you with… me.

    • 23. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:46 pm

      Thank you. I am not certain if I am going to continue writing but I do appreciate all the support you have shown me. It means more than I can express in words. xx

      • 24. Dan McGaffin  |  November 8, 2014 at 3:36 pm

        I’m always happy to be here for you. As far as writing goes, I get so much joy out of it. Even if I stopped sharing it, I think I would still find myself writing.

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  • 26. teardropsofink  |  November 7, 2014 at 12:28 pm

    Just because it may not be “pretty” doesn’t mean it’s not beautiful. You are truly beautiful. *hugs from a friend*

    • 27. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:50 pm

      Thank you. I am feeling overwhelmed by an identity crisis of sorts. And my writing seems to be fueling much of it. Silly, I know but I am struggling heavily.

  • 28. Jonathan Caswell  |  November 7, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  • 29. MichelleMarie  |  November 7, 2014 at 6:51 pm

    I love your writing! I do! ❤

    • 30. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you. I wish I felt the same confidence.

      • 31. MichelleMarie  |  November 8, 2014 at 7:57 pm

        OH I know it…don’t stop. I lack confidence as well but keep going and that is how you build it I think! 😀 xxx

  • 32. joeyfullystated  |  November 7, 2014 at 10:37 pm

    That might be my new favorite one of yours. Really love it. xo

    • 33. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:56 pm

      Thank you. I am feeling like it is the last. Not feeling good with the writing thing right now. Self confidence is a b*tch. xx

  • 34. words4jp  |  November 8, 2014 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you.

  • 35. stacilys  |  November 10, 2014 at 7:44 pm

    I appreciate authenticity. You’ve got to be real to yourself and to others. I don’t know if it makes any difference at all, but I really like your writing. That’s what keeps bringing me back here.

    • 36. words4jp  |  November 11, 2014 at 1:06 pm

      Thank you. I cannot begin to tell you how much your words have meant to me since I read them yesterday – I am behind in commenting, sorry. I have a tendency to compare myself and though I know I should not, I still do and it plays with my brain. Arghhh. Thank you again. xx

      • 37. stacilys  |  November 11, 2014 at 5:42 pm

        You’re more than welcome. And I think this thing about comparing ourselves is only human. I’ve done it too. I hear you when you say it plays with your brain, which then affects the emotions. Feelings can often hinder us from seeing objectively and notice the potential we have.

  • 38. georgeforfun  |  November 30, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Reblogged this on georgeforfun.


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