On Writing

Poem 116 – The Alliance of Broken Parts & Moose Magic

The Alliance of Broken Parts

some of the broken parts
formed an alliance in an
effort to cause an action

this action was rooted in
a need for connection that
typically hides in a forest of loss

so I climbed up on the
alliance of broken parts
& looked into the forest

I felt a deeper loss &
when I saw the devastation
I realized I was the forest

vast sections of me gone
trunks felled & wound-heavy
I started to cry

the broken parts quaked
beneath me & sent me
toppling into the dirt

it smelled like cautious hope
like realization & worms wriggling
I made a mud angel

the alliance of broken parts
understood their cause
for action was overgrown

by the necessary process
of falling into loss & the
miracle of decomposition

fallen trees allow more light
to reach the forest floor
I decided against heart rot

& thanked the broken parts
for their courage to remind me
that pain is a nutrient


Congratulations, Tracey!

Artist, poet, leader, entrepreneur and now *published author* Tracey Rogers has just announced the pre-sale of her book Motorcycles, Moose & Magic: The Ride to Self Love! I had the distinct honour of working with Tracey on this love-centred, manifesto for self-love, and I’m wildly excited that it’s something that everyone can now hold in their hands and hearts!

To find out more about Motorcycles, Moose & Magic: The Ride to Self Love, and to buy yourself a copy, please CLICK HERE!

Tracey is super active on Facebook, so do check out her page (Tracey Rogers) and scroll through to read and listen to her story as the process of writing her book unfolded. It’s a fascinating and inspiring journey! Congratulations, Tracey! YOU DID IT!


BOOK LAUNCH THIS THURSDAY!

Holy virtual book launch, Batman! We’re down to days before the big one! If you haven’t yet, please remember to register for the Zoom link! You have to do this bit first so you’ll be sent the ‘join the meeting’ link on the 29th!

Here are the details:

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 

When: Apr 29, 2021 07:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: Thimbles Hometown Launch
Register in advance for this webinar:https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2tEPlPPzSx-j9YbJUwJOFA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

THANK YOU!

One thought on “Poem 116 – The Alliance of Broken Parts & Moose Magic

  1. Hi Vanessa

    Did you get my etransfer for *Thimbles* I sent a while back?

    Happy thoughts, Ellie

    On Mon, Apr 26, 2021, 10:21 VANESSA SHIELDS, writer, wrote:

    > Vanessa Shields posted: ” The Alliance of Broken Parts some of the broken > partsformed an alliance in aneffort to cause an action this action was > rooted ina need for connection thattypically hides in a forest of loss so I > climbed up on thealliance of broken parts& loo” >

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