Stripping Away the Cliches

I am uninterested in syrupy expressions .  I do  not want to compose cheap cards to the world about the benefits of love and country when so much of the earth is in pain.

We are afraid of raw words.  Many times they have been turned on us. And sometimes, to our own shame, we have turned them back on others.  Those of us who were bullied when younger especially remember the razor blade of pain not only words, but also actions caused.

Cliches keep the bonfires going, shutting out the darkness around where we might stand and see the glittering night which both loses us and finds us again in new constellations.

 

 

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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