L_onsdaleite 2


A burning heart, encased, in a lonsdaleite of ice

Glacial paced, as I phase, through the threshold

Of each and every emotion.


Lingering, on each and every one,

Deliberate attempts to iron out the wrinkles

That undo years of my character terraforming;


I only have one vessel, learnt to love it

Learnt to make it more than habitable;

You’d best believe that I will not let anyone deter me

From making the most of it.


– O.D. ©2018


Art by:  yuumei


The other day someone told me that my writing is too dramatic/exaggerated. I’d like to believe in the realm of poetry there is no such thing as being “too dramatic” or taking things “too literally”. The day someone puts a gauge on expression, well, it’s no longer expression. I love poetry because at the end of the day I do not need to explain myself. Also, over the years it has helped me see who reads my poetry at surface value.

Indeed, when you read what I write, you take what you see; you can assume what you see as the definitive version. There is no problem with that, it just gets a little weird when a third party starts insisting on what you meant. In the realm of poetry, there is a power I believe other poets can understand. There is a way we see the world that no one else can; perhaps that pushes people the wrong way.

But do we care?






7 Replies to “L_onsdaleite 2”

  1. Too dramatic? Someone who says this surely has no idea what a poet’s heart feels. I believe this is right up there with ‘short but sweet’ when referring to a Haiku. Go figure. Write on, my friend. I adore your words 😊

    1. Lol thanks Dorinda, I believe that’s what ignorance does. Somehow we are in an era where most people believe they need to say something about everything; and that if they don’t it somehow makes them lose value.

      1. Hahaha they wont, the very mentioning of them needing to remain quiet gives them a zerg rush of opinions about that very matter 😂😂😂😂

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