My Words, My World

First drafts – A few pages in the large wilderness of the world of writing



Chains around my feet;


Chains around my head;


Chains around my heart;


Chains around my soul;


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11 thoughts on “Chains

  1. I’ve felt these chains; many of them currently attempt to keep me prisoner. I find reciting a very succinct chant helps to loosen their grasp. “Chains be broken.” Hope you’re well, Chris.

    ~ Cara

    • Hi Cara,
      All well thank you. You too I hope?.
      The chains loosen but rarely break.

      • Good to hear. Things remain in fluctuation. My health waxes and wanes. I still climb through the thick of something I don’t really understand, but all we can do is keep breathing, right? And hope that Light waits just around the corner.

        Hm, chains that don’t break . . . this is tough, but not impossible, I think. Keep working at them, Chris. Surrender is “key” to the locks that bind you.

      • Hi Cara,

        How are you feeling now? Are you feeling better? I’ve seen no sign of you since the end of January.

        Just thought I’d let you know that I finally wrote something (ok, it’s micropoetry so maybe doesn’t count) in Italian. I don’t know why but it came without really thinking about it.

        Take care,

      • Chris! So good to hear from YOU! And yes, thank you for asking, I am doing much better these days. My “plan” is to have a post up soon explaining my long absence. However, I am also nearing my book launch, so it is a busy time, but hopefully soon!

        Wonderful! And don’t you dare down-play what you’ve written. If it meant something to you, it will mean something to others. Oh, how I wish I read (or spoke) Italian. If you decide to translate, let me know, I would love to read it! Ah . . . it is the best when words come with each breath.


      • Hi Cara,

        Great to see you back! You had me worried when I read the waxing and waning of your health. I hope you’re back on your feet. Congratulations on the book launch Cara, exciting times for you. Will you keep me up-to-date?

        Thank you for your words. Yes, it did mean something to me and I felt it very intensely on the day it was written, it’s simply entitled “Without You” and so I’ll translate it for you here:

        Sugar is bitter
        without you
        The day passes slowly
        without you
        I don’t want to smile
        without you
        I hope it’s not forever
        without you.

        As I said, micropoetry, but every word fell like a stone on my stomach as I sat and wrote.

        I look forward to catching up soon.


      • Yes, well, for a while there we were all fairly worried, but God is done done with me yet, no Sir! 🙂
        Thank you… Yes, it is all very exciting. There is still much work to be done before the actual launch, that is tentatively set for this summer; but the preparing is part of the fun and I’m trying to remember it! I will be sure to keep you updated. Are you on Facebook or Twitter?
        Chris, I so understand what you mean when you said a stone on your stomach… For me it’s as if I’ve swallowed butterflies, and with each word I release one.
        Your poem is lovely, and I most certainly feel the intensity of it. I hope you continue to write in this vein and believe these words of yours to be very special.

      • I’m truly happy with God’s decision. 🙂
        I’m on Twitter – farlesworthy@farlesworthy I’m sure it is. It’s an old nickname someone gave me and it stuck in certain circles…
        Honestly, when I started out with the blog a year ago, I never intended on poetry as I’ve never considered myself that way inclined. I don’t read poetry as a rule and I was more fixated with short stories, flash fiction etc. However I’ve just this afternoon dragged out a story where I left off at 12,000 words. It’s been so long that I’m not sure where to go with it. Returning to poetry, it spills out of me normally when I’m down. Not sure whether that’s a case for the shrink though…

  2. Love these words…simple, sweet and enlightening!

    Thank you for sharing~ Cheers!! 😀

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