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Heat Stroke

I am delighted to share Leslie Botchar’s  sensuous poem “Heat Stroke” on this Poetry Friday!

Why do I write?   The simplest response is that it is an enjoyment.   The turning of a phrase, creating a lyrical prose, and the wrangling of words into something that makes sense of the things we cannot see,  quite simply brings me joy.    On a deeper level is satisfies a fundamental need to reveal those things that are often ignored, or dismissed.   It restores that balance within myself, as I struggle with the realities of the world pressing down upon my creative self.   From the moment we enter this world, it pushes and pours all manner of Sense into our beings.    From the normal everyday, to the exceptional beauty all around us.  And then there are the Stories.   The past, the present – what could have been; what should have been: all lying in wait.   When I write, it’s like going down into the great pit of all sense and sensibility, and releasing – sometimes rather like hauling it all up through the mud of life – all that is stored within.   There I find the meaning in the menial and mundane of this daily life.   Far more than merely communicating; my words, my stories are wild little rays of light that pierce the darkness and call forth the light; revealing the beauty all around us.  It’s there:  I just have to notice it.   And then the hard part: Surrender.


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About The Author

Leslie Botchar, aka “RoryBore”, is a SAHM enjoying life one day – and one cup of coffee – at a time.

She has had several articles published in The Huffington Post, and hopes to one day marry her skills as Word Wrangler and Photo Ninja.
Leslie spills it all on her blog Time Out For Mom, and invites you to join her for some Mom “Me” Time.

Connect with her: Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.


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Darcie Cameron is a RYT 200 who believes Yoga is a gift that is accessible to everyone with proper modifications, a patient smile and just taking the time to breathe. One of the greatest presents you will ever unwrap is when you connect your mind, body and spirit in perfect sync with your own breath. Connect with Darcie on Facebook

11 replies

  1. Thanks so much for featuring my poem today!! I don’t think the feeling of seeing your words actually on a page, will ever get old! It’s such a special and inspiring thing when we share our creations; and I so appreciate the opportunity. I love this Poetry feature you have — it’s been wonderful reading and discovering other poets. 🙂

  2. Les, I am so happy that you are being featured here today. Your poetry is always so well written. I have never been able to write passion well; you do with such ease.The emotion is genuine. Well done, my friend. Congratulations on this feature.

  3. I mean, you know that your poetry is my marriage therapist, right? You should give it a PhD. Always enjoyed.

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