Well, I’ve done it. It only took months and months of procrastinating but I’ve done it. I wrote a poem. LOL it seems earth shattering to me. It’s not something I think I’ve got a talent for. But, it’s another creative outlet that I’d like to explore. I’m not even sure why. Sure as a child I like to read poetry but I haven’t done that in years. But then again, as I think about it, it’s the words to songs that I tend to fall in love with- great writing and it’s poetry too!
It was a seed that was there but I didn’t know where to start. Again, I tell you, it’s not a talent for me.
I had pondered the thought many many months ago. I even found this website from Scholastic and shared it on the porch.. But, never did take the time out to try any of it’s great ways to get a start.
Last month, during a visit with my cousin, uncle, and mother, they were talking about my grandfather and how he loved to read and write poetry. Mom even got out some of his poetry during the discussion. I thought about how this could be a part of my grandfather coming out in me. I remember listening to the discussion intently and how much time my grandfather had spent writing.
So, this morning, I came back across the post about that Scholastic website. I decided that it couldn’t take me that long to write something short- just to get a start. So, I did. I used one of the prompts from Jack Prelutsky (who was one of my fav poetry authors as a kid.)
When I awoke one morning,
A dove was on my head.
I asked, “What are you doing there?”
It looked at me and said . . .
“I am here as a warning,
From one to another.”
It said, “It’s time you spread your wings.
Because you’re like no other.”
“Take some time to create more,
And soon you will see.
For in, fanning the fire within you,
You too are really artsy.”
And, yes, I had some fun help from “RhymeZone” because I needed help coming up with words. I’m not good at just coming up with rhyming words.