So it seems that the other day (June 28th to be exact) was the one year anniversary of my first post here on wordpress. I am not much for birthdays or anniversaries but this is one that I can accept with open arms.
Since my taking the leap and deciding to share my words with the WP public, I have made new friends, collaborated with some AMAZING writers and poets, and have had the privilege of reading some of the most creative and powerful writing I have ever known. I have learned SO MUCH from all of you and hope to continue to grow as a writer and a person as the days, months, and years continue to slip past.
May time be kind to all of our minds, bodies, spirits, and imaginations. For those are the things that make us what we are. Writers…….. This piece is for all of us. May we all continue to thrive.
I look back fondly on a decision so hard to make
The choice to take the leap and open my life’s book
Bare my warrior soul to the unknown faceless masses
Releasing both my Demon’s and Angel’s to the ether
As my words will most assuredly never hide my true self
The strength of the written word is invincible
The intensity derived from freeing the mind to page
Is equal to that of a thousand blazing suns
With each word the power becomes greater
As knowledge is both gained and imparted
It has not always been a smooth journey
For the obstacles of self and truth are many
Scattered about along the path to enlightenment
Are the trials and tribulations that drive my pen
As past and current Demon’s vie for my imagination
Decision was made to take the leap of faith
Followed by the uncertainties of an unknown land
What if my words do not carry the weight I intend?
Perhaps they will be misconstrued or worse
The tragic fate of reaching an uninterested populace
The going was treacherous and slow at first
My voice beckoned loudly into the thinnest air
Echoing but only bringing response of the few
The realization of my ambition was the answer
To write for oneself is the only true purpose
This knowledge was my golden key
The one single thing that freed my soul
Allowing my heart to soar and mind to break free
Free of the chains of self imposed insecurities
For this day I genuinely write for me