shyblackbird

Thoughts in a Poem

We think our minds reach murky depths

That others would not swim in.

The starlight cannot reach us,

Drowning, shackled in weeds of sin.

_ _ _ _ _

But this mind can dream wings,

and raise your darkness into night’s sky.

Flung from the depths,

even black water reflects stars in their eyes.

_ _ _ _ _

Beneath their brilliance, we can see

Weighty bonds restrain dreams of a mind freed.

Embracing the light and the dark is nature, not bad or wrong.

So explore the shadows beyond the light, and do play along.

This poem is expressing why I’ve started this blog. It’s a little difficult to understand the first time through, so I’ll go ahead and explain it.

The first section is about guilt.

We think our minds reach murky depths

That others would not swim in.

The starlight cannot reach us,

Drowning, shackled in weeds of sin.

We often feel that our darker sides, our wants and desires, are something we should hide. Good, like the starlight, can never reach that part of us, and the guilt we would feel for it tends to shackle us in unhappiness – to drown us in sadness. Why do we have this side if we aren’t meant to explore it? That is what the second section is about.

But this mind can dream wings,

and raise your darkness into night’s sky.

Flung from the depths,

even black water reflects stars in their eyes.

Reminding us it is okay to bring our dark sides out into the night – the night reminds us too that the world is not such a bright and happy place itself, and no Pleasantville. We’ll fit in just fine. If we are confident and happy about sharing ourselves, we and they won’t see it as such a bad thing.

The third section is about those of us who live among the starry, ‘happy’ people.

Beneath their brilliance, we can see

Weighty bonds restrain dreams of a mind freed.

Embracing the light and the dark is nature, not bad or wrong.

So explore the shadows beyond the light, and do play along.

They aren’t necessarily that happy. Hollywood and television set unreasonable standards for our family life and relationships. Not everything goes the way ‘it should’. And the people still convinced they have to be a star are carefully checking and balancing themselves. This part “Weighty bonds restrain dreams of a mind freed.” is a play on stars on the main sequence, aka people on the ‘straight and narrow’, with pressure vs. gravity forces and the inner turmoil of fusion within. Using words like ‘bonds’ and ‘restrain’ are a small wave at BDSM, while mentioning the mind again ties into freedom of thought. I’m suggesting that some people are feeling restrained by imposed societal norms and not embracing or not fully exploring what it means to be human. I’m far from suggesting we do morally ‘wrong’ things, like stealing or killing or .. harming others that don’t *ahem* want to be ‘harmed’. I’m suggesting we try new experiences and get more playful in the bedroom – that we explore our kinks and what turns us on. BECAUSE we are not all the same, and we are certainly not cookie-cutter Hollywood characters in movies.

Sincerely,

Shy Blackbird



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