This is my thinking place, I share it happily

I wish we could walk it once together

I have questions of life

Your answers provide my awakening

Your creative gift today, well, I’ll forever be thanking

Writing is a personal journey

Sharing it with others takes faith in God, for me

Remind me why we do what we do

Why writers rip open their minds

Toss contents on the table

Wear our hearts out on complete strangers

After today’s post I think I should share a photo I find comfort in remembering. The poem above I wrote after my friend, Michael, posted a beautiful photo. He wrote of encouraging thoughts along with it. His words helped then and they continue to help me today. Check out his photo and his blog, Harcourt 51, if you haven’t done so already. He is worth sharing with you guys. He creates wonderful opportunities to think and stretch your mind. His photos are spectacular, as well. For your words, Michael, once again I thank you.


20 thoughts on “Courage

  1. Why writers rip open their minds
    Toss contents on the table
    Wear our hearts out on complete strangers

    Yes, we do. You captured it perfectly. We writers work so hard to find someone who will read our work and in the process, we do wear out our hearts.

    Thank you.


    • Yes, I’m well, thank you, Audrey. I was made redundant in October and, at my age, I’m finding it difficult to get another job. So I have been going through local business start-up courses to help me start my own business. I have also set up a blog-based website and I am in the process of moving to a self-hosted site for my private observations so that I can try to get some sort of advertising stream going, even if it’s only for my own work. So it’s only now that I am catching up with the last couple of months’ posts from many of the people I follow.


    • I’m sorry to hear about your job, Michael. I do hope, however, that this moment allows for great new beginnings. Starting a business is bold move and you will benefit from it. I will keep you in my thoughts, as I watch for new posts. Enjoy your Thursday! I should be in bed. Running behind today, it seems.


    • Thank you, Christopher. I’m loooovin’ your enthusiasm! I knew I’d have a reason to share it with everyone. I’m pretty predictable. I knew I’d be back around to that topic of fear again. ๐Ÿ˜‰

      I think most writers fear putting their words out there for the world to see. We think what we write is meaningful, but the fear that it won’t resinate with anyone is always in the back of our minds, I believe. I couldn’t care less if anyone likes it. I just want it to stir something up inside of the ones who choose to give my thoughts a try. Ya know?โ€ฆanyway. Thanks!


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