Thursday, January 31, 2008

Bad Poetry

I used to write poetry. I was young (definition - anything less than 85, by which definition I am STILL young), in love (still am for whatever it is worth), full of dreams. Life happens, things change, people move on. For a long time the only poetry I've written has been really bad outpourings of undeniable emotion, best never to see the light of day. This morning though, the rising sun painting the sky inspired me to write a little and so I give you the results, BAD POETRY!

I Miss You

Reflected sky
Pink in western window,
Pink in the east.
I miss you.

Sunrises we shared,
Wisteria streaks
In bubble gum skies.
I miss you.

Pineapple mornings
I’ll ever be denied.
Dreams stillborn.
I miss you.

I am the fool,
Giving up what I can’t have
To keep what I don’t want.
I miss you.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Learning Curves

Clearly any new endeavor carries with it a learning curve. As an example, I wrote my first post, which probably more properly should have been written in my profile and then wanted to change a word. Somehow in the process of editing it I published it a second time. Yep, sure did. *hangs head and scuffles bare toes in the dirt* Now it is bad enough for anyone to have to read it once but twice is an exercise in overkill! I've not yet found where you can actually delete a post once made so I've taken the route of editing it out of existence or at least into an entirely different life. (hence this post on learning curves)

Writers Write!

Writers must write! It is a law of nature. If we aren't writing, then something is decidedly out of kilter, threatening the cosmos with imminent destruction, or at the very least chaos. When I don't write, I feel incomplete. Now granted, much of what I write is drivel. It's necessary to get the drivel out in order to clear the way for meaningful thoughts to surface. Now I have to admit that I have other Blogs in other places, most of them varying from private to extremely private. This one, however, I intend to keep open to the general blog reading public. Hopefully some cream will rise to the surface of the drivel to make it worth coming back for. Chances are I won't write every day. In fact, I'll be real surprised if I make it here more than once a week. (I did mention that I have other blogs. *cheesy grin*

I don't intend this blog to be a soapbox kind of place though I certainly intend to speak my mind. I follow Christianity though some of my thoughts on the subject might shock some others in the Christian community. From time to time my blogs may wander into religious topics. Feel free to disagree with me. You won't hurt my feelings, nor are you likely to change my mind. I'm not very political. I believe in live and let live. I've been told that I should write humor. I don't know. Of course I think I'm funny and a few of my friends think I'm funny but that doesn't mean that the world at large would find me funny.

I'm working on two novels (yes, at the same time). I rarely do only one thing at a time. I am, after all, a Gemini and prone to multi-tasking. I am currently reading 6 books, having just finished two others, and waiting for one to come in at Books A Million. My book bag, with what I'm reading and what is waiting to be started is nearly too heavy to lift. Yes, I can read a book, watch TV, work out on the exercise bike, and chew gum all at the same time, just don't ask me to do it in high heels.