Goin’ Back


purposely becoming one
i made myself address my nature
a fresh look
a change of heart

i decided to drop the act
and rest



be honest

go back
to the life i love
content with the moment

guess it is time to be

just be


โ€“ This blackout poem was extracted, with permission, from Arjun Sharma’s post “Relief”. (http://arjun1097.wordpress.com/2012/07/26/relief/)

And please don’t forget to listen to the Byrds’ track. It’s an integrated part of the whole.


About Ben Naga

Pilgrim on the lam. Please feel free to explore the links to learn more. I trust you will find some things there will have been worth the effort. See you there.

Posted on August 7, 2012, in Blackout Poetry, Poetry, Writing and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. I really like this one! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • The Byrds tune has always been a great favourite, but that came into this only after I had named the poem when their track came into my mind. This piece started out being about the spiritual journey, but now childhood memories and the falseness of “adulthood” has been caught up in it too. Looking back on the original post it was drawn from, I can see we seem have gone full circle. ๐Ÿ˜€


  2. Ah. Just be. Like this one a lot.


  3. Well said Ben. Words to live by as life goes by.


  4. Love this….so relating but that probably isn’t surprise….


  5. Like the sentiment expressed in the poem.


    • Thank you, Miss Audrey. After our talk, perhaps you can see a little more of my inspiration?

      Also, are you feeling any more confident about trying some more blackout? You can see that it is possible to end up being a long way away from the starting text.


  6. Your words bring contentment, Ben; love this one! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. enjoyed this ๐Ÿ™‚
    love it!


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