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The Creative Mind

the truth is...

By Cynthia FieldsPublished 11 months ago 1 min read
The Creative Mind
Photo by Ruan Richard Rodrigues on Unsplash

Creatives must be careful

For we will lose our minds

In the process of creating.

Our minds are full of those

Things that hurt and damage

the psyche. Truth does that.

Truth beckons the creative

To remain silent even when

It knows we cannot.

Creatives are reluctant conduits of the truth.

Soothsayers, wizards, haunted and ridiculed.

Getting jobs out of unbelief in the gifts...and hunger.

Driven to the edge of cliffs, hearing voices to jump

But the net doesn’t appear, some jump anyway.

Those are the heroes, the misunderstood driven

Mad by those things we can’t say must say.

In the process, in the becoming, in the witness,

We see our sanity because we know that the

Truth is, the real truth is...no one is listening.

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About the Creator

Cynthia Fields

I adore words and I love what happens when we grab them, sleep with them, holler and scream and laugh at them! I love what happens when we throw them in the air and watch them fall magically from our minds onto paper!

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