I've missed you guys this week. My server has been down about 90% of the time which has really messed me up, but on the upside, kept me off facebook, blog, etc. enough for me to get some serious writing done. A friend and I have been e-mailing our writing goals to each other in the morning, then an update in the afternoon, and that has helped so much. i can't tell you. Just knowing that someone out there will hold me accountable is HUGE to me. So THANKS JODY!
So a little off the cuff poetry this morning, just to get us all going. I've missed your sharing, so get on it this week!
Living the Dream
In a cozy old sweater, I snuggle with coffee
And a battered notebook.
I pour out my heart, my worries and goals
Three pages--no more, no less.
With fingers itching, I reach for my keyboard
Then pause, eyes closed, for a prayer
I open the file where my closest friends wait
To see what I'll give them today.
Torn between loving them and their need for growth
I allow them to trample through trial after trial
Til I can stand it no more, and their changed hearts
Satisfy me and future readers, I hope.
Then I wrap it all up, leaving them poised
to face a new stage of life
Armed with confidence, awareness, primed by their trials
for a future that remains a blank page.
Have a wonderful day and week-end. Happy Valentine's Day. I dare you all to love your sweethearts just right AND find a widow or widower who needs a Valentine, then do it!
My Mission Statement
I write to serve, to unite, to educate. I write to share literature and flesh out ideas that may be of interest to others. I write to document an emotion, experience, or a blip in time. My mission is to write in such a way that the reader is reminded that we can find humor in all situations. It's one of the great blessings of life.