in a quiet corner


O burdens,

I see you looking at me

wondering what I will do withย thee you

getting back to the start of see

and the art that shrunk inside of we

the dancing child on a whirl of glee

escaping truths that stifle three

layers of self, instrinsically

defensive. Now the wired psyche

is unravelling

ever so peacefully






46 thoughts on “in a quiet corner

        1. saynotoclowns says:

          Oh I’m so glad, it sounds wonderful!
          I’m not really a cocktail drinker but I had an espresso martini recently for the first time, and it was delicious! Hmmm might have to try some others too sometime ๐Ÿ˜

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  1. Steve Simpson says:

    Beautifully expressed, and great reading, Vanessa. To go back, to return to the child whirling, that innocence, is a beautiful dream. I suppose we need the defences, but perhaps there are moments when it is safe to lower the castle drawbridge. Either that or I have watched too much Game of Thrones. ๐Ÿ˜ธ

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    1. saynotoclowns says:

      Hi Steve.
      Thanks so much! I had forgotten about this, and had trashed the initial post for some reason. Then I literally stumbled on my reading…I remembered then I had written it when I had heard a beautiful song that Steve Fuller had posted once… I had been through some serious depression and even lost interest in music. This inspired me to start enjoying the things again that used to fill my childhood life and heart. Being silly with this blog has also really helped ๐Ÿ™‚

      Game of Thrones?! haha. I have not seen one episode, I’m afraid.

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      1. Steve Simpson says:

        My pleasure, Vanessa. Sorry to hear about your depression. I find that being silly helps with many things (within reason or just beyond) but I guess a certain frame of mind is a prerequisite. Although I don’t have answers, I do have questions and sparrows and theories from my own experience. One is that nothing really leaves you, everything comes back, but transiently and fading quickly. I tell myself that this makes me a well-rounded person, and it is better than being a zombie. Apart from eating brains. Obviously.

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        1. saynotoclowns says:

          haha thank you for your thoughtful thoughtly thoughts.
          Yes, better than a zombie!!

          I have never tried to take myself too seriously, in context, of course. I believe life is too short for that! The times I have, have been a bit of a disaster!

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