Breaking

 

How do we break?

In

like new shoes

In

like intruding

Out

like Chickenpox

Out

like fleeing, leaving

Up

like a couple’s quitting call

Up

like coming apart in a science experiment

Down

like simplifying

Down

like a nervous one

Through

like comprehending

Through

like sun in clouds

In, Out, Up, Down, Through

In this brand new day,

which part of breaking

will we do?

11 comments

  1. Hi, Readers,

    For some reason the editing wishes aren’t being granted to me this evening on WordPress. I wanted to make the font size a bit bigger, not in all caps. Oh, well. Maybe I’ll try to edit this later–another day. Just know that I am not yelling this poem as it stands tall in uppercase letters. Smile.

    Jan

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  2. Jan,

    I believe this poem uses coding that is not compatible with our theme. That is probably why you lost the edit button,
    but I am not sure about that.

    I did view the poem in html and it makes use of the (sup) command. Not sure why you would need that. It’s purpose in MS Word is to create supertext (set the type above the normal line of text to reference a footnote or to show a square root. It’s possible that it would have other purposes in different programs, but I wouldn’t think so.)

    You can learn more in the support forum:

    https://en.forums.wordpress.com/forum/support

    I’m up to my ears in alligators right now, so I will save your poem for my first read tomorrow.

    Sarah

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    • Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for all the helpful suggestions for adapting font sizes in my recent post, Breaking. I’ve never had a yelling poem appear on the page all by itself. I never wanted all caps there. It’s kind of funny. In a way.The editing attempts last evening were to no avail. Last evening that poem refused to be lowercase. My goodness! haha This PM after settling in at home from a long day of back-to-back lessons (& extended meetings) I decided to try a general edit command—again. It may not be just like I wish; however, it’s better than all that forcefulness felt from reading capital letters. I certainly appreciate your suggestions. This is an older poem from years ago. I wonder if the format from Word documents caused this. I do hope my future postings don’t have to go through these transformations from night into the next day. I don’t want a yelling poem to appear unless I, the writer, approves of such strong voice. haha

      Here’s to more learning every single day. 🙂
      Jan

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      • Jan,

        As you learn new things, please do add them to the ‘tip of the day’. I have been on WordPress for years but never did anything with formatting. I just do a jpeg, mostly because I was too busy or too lazy to learn something new. The frustrating thing is, there are different features with different themes. At any rate, I love that you are experimenting and learning.

        I can’t imagine our Jan yelling, so I just assumed it was the gremlins at work.

        Sarah

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  3. A suggestion for special formatting…a surefire way to get it to look exactly as you like it is to format it as you want it, do a screen shot, and save it as a jpeg. Then post it as an image. It will appear exactly as you have formatted but the text can not be edited once it is posted as a jpeg. When posting a picture in that manner, you would not use ‘featured image’. You would use the first icon in the post box tool bar ( circle with a plus sign in it)
    You could then add a featured image in the normal manner so there will be something besides a gray square on the front page.

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  4. It came through loud and clear in e mail.
    I have just watched “the voice” and I can hear Jennifer Hudson singing this in her come to God mode. I feel that this is a lyric, perhaps a prayer and surely enough to spark a sermon.
    I don’t care how you edit just keep writing in this immediate, powerful voice.
    ely

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    • Dear Lynne,

      Thank you for your kind response. Oh, to our writing experiences! Edit refusals have not happened to me before in all my years of sharing on forums or even on the web. I’m not used to that! That poem stood tall with hands on hips! No editing keys would cooperate with me yesterday PM when I tried to change the capitalized font. Arrrgh. The experience almost nudged another poem last night, but I decided my rest was a more-important choice. Throughout this workday I’ve thought of my lil’ poem yelling out at the world. Maybe now it will have a calmer voice. haha I do appreciate your kindness in sharing the reading & writing on our blog.

      Jan

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  5. Jantan,
    I read it aloud to my husband in the car this morning. He loves your poet’s voice. You have a gift. I am inspired, am thinking of a poem with LET: go, out, me, up, down…. good grammar lesson, too. I really like this one. Ptc

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    • Ptc,

      I’m glad your husband enjoyed this. It’s an oldie; as I read it yesterday I felt its message was still alive. I edited the caps & feel better today about the poem’s general appearance. Glad you like this one.

      Jan

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  6. Jan,

    I especially like ‘in like new shoes’. It is so descriptive and unique.
    The whole poem is lyrical and asks the universal questions. I love
    that there is always a bounce in your step.

    sarah

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    • Dear Sarah,

      Thank you for appreciating the sharing of my Writer Self. You know how I’ve loved our Pub through the years, & now I’m adapting to our new Pub place, our new writing home, on the blog. The ‘writer in me’ is always observing and re-looking. When ‘she’s inspired’ sometimes the poem appears fully-scripted. I certainly appreciate the inspiration when that happens. Easy. Peasy. There are times, too, when I try to write as inspiration has spaced itself from me. I learn & relearn to wait on the inspiration.

      Jan

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