Rebekah Honeycutt

Light and Love be with you!

Words and Inspiration

on October 16, 2012

  I have recently become obsessed with an incredible poem. It is one of those poems that activate a toggle that  lives frozen inside your soul. When something touches the switch, it creates this fire, this passion, this rage, that burns and captivates your soul. It causes your mind to reel, your energy to increase. It makes you believe in something. When I read or hear something that entices my every cell, I have to share it with others.

Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas

 

I first stumbled upon it by way of a book, Marked by Ally Condie, which is such an inspiring and well written novel. When I read it the first time, I skimmed through the first few sentences. I then stopped and re-read it probably ten more times before continuing with the book. The words are graceful, eloquent, and full of thought provocation.

Then I was speaking with a friend who told me a story about his favorite poem. I was surprised to find that it was the same poem I had recently read for the first time. His father would read this poem to him, and now he reads it to his children. To watch the passion flicker in his eyes as he told his thoughts and to feel his emotions as our discussion continued was purely amazing. I could see that this poem had activated another’s frozen lever, like a key that was created perfectly for the lock.

Each time I read these words, another situation forms in my thoughts. Something that I should take a stance on, something that I should believe in enough to share: From small things such as biting my tongue when I should speak up, to larger issues such as the education of today’s youth.

This is why I love to write. This is what provides me with the encouragement to move forward when I could stay silent… Inspiration through words.

Have there been any words that have caused you to unfreeze that switch in your soul?

Please, without a doubt, be so kind as to share them with others. Leave a link in the comment section below.

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