I am SO excited about class this Saturday. The first time I had any of my writing published it was a poem. Now, I’m trying to get novels published. The things I learned then are true now. The most important one is this: It is easier if someone else does all the leg work!
No such luck now. I do have many wonderful people who encourage me, pray for me, laugh for and with and sometimes at me. I need them each and every one! I still have to do the leg work!
However, we press on. This week we will be talking about poetry. Sonnets, rhyme schemes or not, limericks, haiku, songs . . . The Star Spangled Banner was originally written as a poem. I still get misty eyed every time I hear it played. What kind of poetry do you (hate is such a strong word) dislike the most? Maybe poetry isn’t for you. Maybe the problem is you had the wrong ones jammed down your throat as a kid. Give it a try again. Come write one with us 4343 North Flood, Norman OK. Yes, we are having it at a church. You don’t have to be a member to come. The name of the church is Victory Family Church. We will meet from 9 to 10.
For your reading pleasure, here is a poem I wrote. I hope you like it.
When the path is soft and the grass is green and water flows sweetly in the sparkling stream, I run.
When the trail is dusty and the night is long and the coyote cries in mournful song, I run.
When the dulling heat ad numbed my will and every road leads straight up hill, I run.
When I am afraid I’ll lose my way, afraid to go, afraid to stay, I run.
Because in this race I find success when I dare to do my very best, I run.
For the path has steps that it only shows to those who dare and boldly go, just run!
Learning to run.