How do we deal with the “Darkness, Negativity & Pain? Personally? What works for me, may not work for another. I like to face the negativity, challenges, obstacles and or troubles in life, head-on. Do what works best for you. This isn’t a competition. It’s your life.
Some may feel that my posts are only about positivity. Well, it has been & still is, lol! Sometimes we need a good dose of positivity in order to deal with the negativity😉, cause that crap can hurt like heck!
That being said, the negativity is something that MUST be dealt with. Why do you think I’m so positive? Because I dealt with an abundance of negativity. I didn’t just wake-up shooting sunshine & love quotes out of my butt! Lol! “Baby? I been through some thangs, lol!”😎 Heck? Who hasn’t?
That proverbial “Darkness”, that many fear is as strong as we make it. Corny & as cliche as it sounds, we are the key to unlocking our own miseries.
I started writing poetry, because it was something I liked doing. However, it became a passionate necessity. Writing poetry was my way of dealing & venting how I felt. It’s where I took the negativity & dismantled it. When I write? I go into what I call a deep “Poetic Meditation.” Rarely do I write one poem at a time. It’s usually 3-7 at once.
Being a private person & a loner, my poetry became like a best friend. It’s how I dealt with life, good, bad & or the ugly. There were times when the pressures of life & poor treatment stifled my being. Poetry, was my freedom (still is). It was how I gave the scared, battered & abused child in me…Her voice.
Someone I came across in life gave me some phenomenal advice, “Find a way to re-channel your negative energy into something positive & beneficial. Don’t waste your fire Max.” I try to remember that.
Well tonight, I’m branching out here in P.L.O.T.S. I’m going down a road, where negativity dances. Why? Because there are many in this journey called life who need to know that they’re not alone in the madness. It’s okay to be scared, it’s normal to feel pain & yes change can hurt. However, it’s a personal journey we all take now & again. Many hate it, because deep down, we all know we have to eventually deal with the issues ourselves. No one else can fix it but us.
So please feel free to share any “dark” or “negative” poetry. I ask that you give a brief synopsis or explanation of your poetry, so that one may overstand where you were during that time. I’m sure someone can relate & offer feedback, support, Love, heck…A lifeline for someone else. I ask that you don’t get too morbid. We all need to be able to sleep & move positively afterwards😊.
Often, letting go isn’t easy, however it’s necessary. Dealing with the realities of life, may cause pain in the beginning. But it’s surely worth it. Pain & negativity have fueled many poems. One of my favorite quotes is, “Feel, deal, heal & keep it moving forwards.”
“We’re All In This Thing Called Life, TOGETHER…Remember?
“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚
By, Maxwanette A Poetess