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Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Frustration


Tried to express myself in the most articulate way possible

No matter how articulate I was, my expressions fell short

I wish you could have heard my heart speak

'Cos when my mouth tried to form the words, they fell short

Alas, my words failed me.

They say out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks

My heart is full of many beautiful words

But this mouth does not always convey the right message

And my words come out in spurts

It's only a semblance of the image I would like to paint

Only a shadow of what my heart projects...


Copyright ©2009 Maxine Mosley Totoe

13 comments:

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

I think I know that feeling. It's a bit like drowning in a pool, in a dream. Hmm.

Shels said...

oooh my dear, i know exactly what u mean....and then in the end, u're like why din i say dis or dat n dat? These days when its a really important conversation, i make a list, either on paper somewhere or in my head, it helps a little to think about it for a while and not just have a vague idea of what u want to say.

Maxine said...

@ Nana Yaw- exactly! or that feeling of falling into a bottomless pit!...grrr
@Shels- thinking about it is great but sometimes I over think it and then it turns into something else...not what I begun with!...more frustration!hehe

Kwegyirba said...

I've been there too. I tried to write my thoughts down once, and he said, "Geez, you are all prepared for combat, eh?"
I felt so small. But if I don't write it down, I tend to drift off to other petty issues. Its so hopeless.

Maxine said...

@Iris- You know that feeling too eh?hmm...what to do?

RocNaija said...

Amazing that I was thinking this exact same thought yesterday..

At least now I know it's not a lonely world I'm in..

Sweetnothin' said...

nicely said...but i can't relate cos this mouth keeps running even when i want to shut up

Maxine said...

@Roc- "You are not alone, I am here with you.."...lol...quoting MJ!

Maxine said...

@Sweetnothin- Eat too much okro?...lol...maybe the reason why your words just slip out...haha

ChinChin said...

Quite frustrating I agree! But someone once told me just start writing, and the words will figure themselves out.. works sometimes :)

Maxine said...

@ Chinchin- very sound advice. Often times, I just start writing and let it flow before I try to edit:)

Lady A said...

It seems as if you were in my mind, lol. Max, what were u doing there!? Lol. That's hot, so feeling it.

Maxine said...

@Lady A- lol