5th July, 2023
of a coffee shop…?
A room full of soul,
rivalling many a church.
Words out loud.
No stage, no mic.
A couple of hours set aside from our busy lives.
I found myself a curious spectator…
I believed events like this were not for me.
The one who,
in the simplest conversation,
would often trip on my own tongue.
From a potent thought springs a tangle of words.
Yet hearts unmasked
and lives laid bare,
Struck a resonant chord.
It is not easy to share.
Hanging on every word,
Etched pain, joy, or the randomness of life.
Tales of love, tales of loss
A game of emotional roulette,
where laughter and tears collide.
Followed instantaneously by narratives
that gave the room a chill.
A human symphony, so vivid, so real,
Awash with feelings, collectively still.
Such, is the potency of stories shared,
A connection, a bond, momentarily paired.
In joy, we soar,
in grief, we dive.
In Our words…
The Human spirit undeniably thrives.
Shane Hudson. 5th July 2023