Monday, May 25, 2009

May Mania ~ Stretch #25

Today in America we celebrate Memorial Day to pay tribute to heroes who lost their lives in battle or service for this country. I always tear up for the lives lost, those people I've never met or faces I have no names for, those who gave their lives for freedom. It infuriates me that the freedom so many willingly spilled their blood for is dissolving faster than we can keep tabs on, not because of Muslim extremists but purposely by powermongers sitting in or behind Capitol Hill. And Veterans are on a watchlist now? A watchlist! Really? People who have risked their lives for YOU and YOURS are too extreme and radical for your global agenda? The more I think about that, the more livid I become.

Think of something that incenses you and dissect why. Dig into that frustration and fury and let it pour out in 200 words of raw emotion.

It's okay to flow with that angry current if you have a suitable outlet like a writing exercise. Gunning people down at work or cutting someone off on the highway is not recommended. Instead, get mad and write.

~ Signing off and sending out cyber hugs.


  1. I hear you. If I began writing about all the things that infuriate me, I'd have no time for anything else...or so it seems. You're right, though. Writing is a great way to vent and share your thoughts with others.

    Thanks for doing that here, Courtney.

    P.S. My husband and I have been ignoring the news lately. I don't suppose that's the proper thing to do but seeing what's going on in the rest of the world can ruin an otherwise perfectly good day.

  2. Thanks for commenting. Writing is one of my emotion outlets. I wrote a lot of poetry in Junior High to help me deal with grief and anger. That's when I really got in touch with my inner writer.

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