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Share your creativity!

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We have many very creative users who post poems or other writings in their blogs or other threads. Upon request of a user, I started this thread to let people more easily share their work with the community. If you want to share other people's work, please attribute them properly and follow copyright rules. Look forwarding to reading everyone's work!

Epi_help

Epilepsy.com Resource Specialist

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Now I am not a poet but I do write. I love poetry because I love to hear people tell their feelings, the good and the bad. With all their emotion and don't hide any of it. When I hear a poem like that I just get goose bumps because I can feel their emotion. I always tried to write a poem because I have a lot to say but just couldn't put it down like that. I write differently. I write my feelings in form of a book, plays, and screenplays. The play that I produced in 2003 was named "Between Us" and was so full of emotion. I would say what its about but should I because it isn't about Epilepsy? Maybe not. I do have epilepsy but I just never have written about it and i don't know why. Maybe it is too close. Well maybe I shouldn't be on this group since I don't write about epilepsy. I am sorry if I interrupted this group.

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I tried to e-mail a poem in for the Creative/Poetry Coner but it got bounced back, I e-mailed it to webmaster@tdp.org. Shall I try to e-mail it again or post it as a reply?

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It's funny that you perceive yourself differently than others.
It's funny that you really have no idea of what you project to others.
It's funny that you always thought that you were a well meaning soul.
It's funny that you now get confused and forgetful so easily.
It's funny that life sometimes let's you down so very hard.
It's funny that you are not the same person you once were.
It's funny that you have become someone you no longer know.
It's funny that friends no longer have the same faith in you.
It's funny that your family no longer includes you.
It's funny that you are alone most of your days.
It's funny that mistakes cannot be forgiven.
It's funny that medications make you sad.

If it's so funny, why am I crying!

Thank you to all who make me laugh, instead of cry, everyday.

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Nice! Thanks so much for sharing this. Wish I could do this!
Epi_help

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Daydreaming

i didn't mean to sit and ponder
i didn't mean to let my mind wander
into the place
in outer space
where dreams pass by
and time is erased
where great minds
have great plans
finding finds
no one understands
where children live
in imagination
The place that gives
inspiration
there is no place i'd rather stay
where i can sit and pass the day
-Nina Verducci

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Someone turns to me to say
"are you okay?"
i bite my tongue and lie
everytime
say "i'm fine."

I don't call them excuses,
they're just explainations
for why i can't live up
to your expectations

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You are so creative! I love your poems they made my day!!! :)

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Thanks KayDee :)

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MY EX BEST FRIEND
she tells me she's an angel
but she acts just like the devil
she says she doesn't believe in hating
but she hates EVERYTHING
i was there when she needed me
but when i needed her, she let me be
i thought that she was someone i could trust
when i needed her most she left me in the dust

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this poem is about a so called friend who when i thought i could count on with the stress over my epilepsy, she turned away and ignored me, i guess she was only a friend when she needed a friend

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Ah yes..I've had a few of those as well.

"If you can laugh at it you can survive it'---Bill Cosby

Spaznurse

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Guilt
As the words are said
my heart beats in your head.
As it runs its course
you will soon feel remorse.
As my heart beats loud
you will feel less proud.
As my heart stops its pace
your heart begins to race.

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Not One More Moment Lost
some words are never meant to be said
some are meant to flow freely within your head
some are destined to be written down
some can even turn a smile into a frown
some words when harshly misused
can turn the happy, into the abused
some are powerful, like love and hate
words that are what make life so great
some words that can be used to explain
why some are happy and others are in pain
there are even words that dare not to be spoken
for if so, anger and devils are what lies to be awoken
but words like, "i love you!", and "I love you too!"
words that come from the heart, knowingly true
but what of the mute, the speachless few
whose words that cannot be spoken, even for a moment or two
what if the moment is lost, with nothing said
taken away by fear, by an ailment of the head
famous speaches of wisdom, words not to be forgotten
what if they were left unspoken, a moment spoiled and rotten
no more shall fear from stigma and shame
we will open our mouths, and speak the name
not one more moment will be lost, to seizures, you see
because one day, the world will know the truth about epilepsy!

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The Internal Fight
When asked if one is feeling well,
the true answer, I can never tell.
Whoever says, "No I'm not okay"
Even if it is the truth to say?
But for pride and anxieties I guess
the answer, it seems, is always "Yes"
One hides their struggles and agony,
locked inside for no one to see.
What lies inside one's mind,
thoughts and feelings for no one to find.
But when asked if someone is alright,
a lie is born, and so starts the internal fight.
Fear of being called a liar and a fake,
can make someone put their on life at stake.
For fear that someone would not believe,
can cause someone to deceive.
Such struggle starts over what to say,
when all I ask is if one is okay.

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Ho l'epilessia, ma l'epilessia non me ha. - Italian for, I have epilepsy, but epilepsy does not have me.

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When i opened up my eyes
It was early in the morn
the sun only just begun to rise
and there was a feeling of forlorn
looking at the sky this day
and it was such a beautiful sky to see
i kind of wondered in a way
if the sky was looking back at me

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I lost my mind
one day
so hard to find
like my soul
that flew
away

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Sometimes the words escape me
from concentration and thought
I feel like i lose my memory
and forget everything i'm taught
And the harder i try
and the more I search my mind
it seems the more time goes by
and it gets harder to find
With losing my memory i feel
i'm losing myself too
trying to sort out imagination from real
and i have no room for something new

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Hi everyone!

What a talented group we have! Thanks so much - keep writing!
Epi_help

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IRONY
Ironic twists of fate

turning true love into pure hate

how do we say everything right

and still end up in a fight

how does the sun still rise the next day

how do we love eachother anyway

just when we think that it is done

we find out it has just begun

IRONY destroys all that we think we know

when one day we don't know where life's going to go

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LOVE LIFE
Life doesn't always let you go at your own pace
just live on and enjoy its sweet embrace
and when you get into the beautiful melancholy of all this
you might find out, that ignorance isn't always bliss
Emotions can bring you pain that can cut like a knife
but the struggle can be worth it, making you learn to love life
CRY, SMILE, LAUGH, SCREAM, GIGGLE, OR SIGH!
Experience it all, bask in each emotion before you die
Whether life is a one deal thing, or we have thousands more,
Each life is meant to be lived, not to be a bore
Sometimes in your quest of finding who you are and where
you realize, the entire time, that you were already there
Dont let anything hold you back or stop you in any way
Be yourself, do what you want to do, say what you want to say
It's easy to get caught up in the struggle and fall down with all the strife
But if you are going to fall, i'd say you fall in love with life.

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Enjoying your writing, I put most of mine in my blog for some reason I feel thats the best place for mine don't know why, it just feels right. Keep on writing, posting and letting us all enjoy your talent.

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I enjoy everybody's poems. Thanks for sharing them here. :)

"If you can laugh at it you can survive it'---Bill Cosby

Spaznurse

This chronicles my battle

This chronicles my battle with akathisia, some drug interactions I've had and possibly some temporal lobe partials I'm having...NOT fun. (think Stephen King at his worst or best depending on your mood)

Stranger

Tho my heart is still mine, my brain no longer belongs to me
It is a stranger now
Obsessive thoughts intrude upon my peace
I do not want them yet they are here
Why do they return?
Irritation provokes incendiary rage.
I must now fear myself.
Strange smells,sounds, visions.
Is that really a monstrous spider or??
Will I pace all night tonite, tomorrow, the next?
Must stop whatever creeps within me
Stop the crawling,itching, biting, tearing....at
My skin
My hair
My eyes
My soul
I try to stop it.
Sometimes I think of escape
And I scare myself.
And I am terrified all over again.
Because the stranger within me will not leave
I can not get away
The stranger is me.

Spaznurse