Tuesday, January 19, 2010


"Oily marks appear on walls
Where pleasure moments hung before."
-Imogen Heap, 'Hide and Seek'

Passion.  It's been my favourite word in the English language for as long as I can remember.  It's the driving force behind the grandest accomplishments, greatest works of art and the most beautiful expressions of the heart imaginable.  It can raise buildings, bring bodies together and turn dreams into reality.

I wrote this last year.  At the time I wasn't featuring my own writing on my blog so I didn't post it but I remembered it today, so here it is...

"Passion can be your greatest ally or your worst enemy.
It'll lift you up then turn around and tear you down within seconds.
Passion can fill your heart until it swells, or break it until you question whether it will ever recover.
It can push you to do things to appear a hero in someone's heart, or make them endlessly doubt your motives.
It'll make you feel higher than any drug, yet bring you to a place where you question everything you thought you knew about yourself.
Passion is the Soul's child, forever needing, forever hungry.
It is a living, breathing, seductive beast that will embrace you but consume you if you let it.
It'll breathe life into you, then mercilessly draw your last gasp without warning.
Passion is as vital as air, and I can't breathe without it."


  1. I know this comment is probably like a second after you posted this but I devoured it. Your passion for writing is just so moving. I love your choice of words here like "Forever hungry". That's passion in a nutshell. I can't live without passion either. It's too beautiful in life. Just too beautiful. =)

  2. such beautiful words and picture . the sensation is really well portrayed.

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  3. LOVE this. Passion definitely is one of the greatest words in our language. It may not always bring out the most positive results, but as least you always know that whatever it brings about is genuine and pure.

  4. I love this Barry... I am such a passionate person and I agree with what you said. And may I add, passion is magical. xoxo

  5. Wow. This is written so well! Its straight from the heart!!

  6. Just adore this...keep up the great work!

    Have a nice week Barry, cheers: Evi

  7. I love it!
    Who doesn't love passion? It's what makes life worth living. Thanks for sharing your writing. I was hesitant to share mine on my blog at first also. I've shared one poem so far :)

  8. Wow! I love this too much that I read it a couple of times...
    I would really love to read more of your works!!!

  9. awww i love this! i'm a very passionate person and although it can make me standalone at times, i never regret expressing my passion.

    ps. enjoy the ride ;)

  10. just found your blog through chels at oh missy me... Fantastic!!!
    "Passionate" has always been the word I use to describe myself and I continue to strive to be that girl everyday.

    *going to read more of your posts.*

  11. Passion is so important to have. "It's the driving force behind the grandest accomplishments, greatest works of art and the most beautiful expressions of the heart imaginable." -So true

    Sophia from A Poet's Circus

  12. Wow, what a strong display of emotion, the picture. Loving it.