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
I am so very grateful and blessed that you did take that leap and shared your words with us all. You were the first to ask me to dance with words and you have offered unwavering support in my own endeavor to open up my soul to the WP masses. Happy anniversary, dear friend!! Hopefully we will celebrate your blog for many years to come!!
Thank you D. I treasure our friendship and connection, and am still blown away by how the power of words brought us together cosmically. It was an instantaneous bond that I hope only gets stronger as time marches forward. Be well my friend and thank you as always for the support and encouragement. Keep inspiring.
congrats 🙂 i look forward to more of your posts!
Thank you MW. Can’t believe it has been a year and 111 posts so fast.
Happy Blogiversary! Thank you for sharing your words with us!
Thank you CJ! I am glad you enjoy my words
Howling to your spirit Sir John (((Awhoooo)))
Thanks Sir Marcus. Roars
You young whippersnapper, I’m two weeks older than you LOL
LOL. Thanks old man!!!! Seriously though. It is a pleasure to share the creative expanses of the internet with you Richard. You are a very talented writer/poet.
Right back atcha, young ‘un
Happy blogversary! 😀
Thank you Jewels
Congrats on your milestone! You are an asset to WP. I’m glad to be one of the friends you’ve made. Peace to you and I wish you continued success and growth!
Thanks E. I am also very glad you are such a good friend. Haven’t seen you around as much. Hope all is well.
I’m good. Had to step back to reestablish my footing in my recovery. 60 days on the 8th. My 17 yr old step daughter is here for the summer. We have so much fun and stay pretty busy.
Awesome. Be well and stay in touch.
🎉HAPPY BLOGIVERSARY 🎉
Wishing You Many More Blogiversaries To Celebrate
Happy Blogoversary! I’d throw you a party if we lived closer (even though you’re not much on celebrating…)!
Oh I can still celebrate with the best of them. Just don’t do it as wildly as I did back in the day. Birthdays and anniversaries have never been my thing really but I am NEVER gonna say no to a Party!! We have that in common as well.
Ha! Good to know you’re always up for a good time!
You are always awesome!!
Thanks. So are you.
Happy Anniversary! June last year must have been a favourite time for we fledglings. No stopping the flight now. 🙂 x
You too are a June Blog Baby? That is awesome. So glad I decided to do this. It is a very therapeutic and awesome hobby. Plus I have “met” so many cool people/artists.
I started on the 13th. I can’t believe I remember the date. I’m usually rubbish with dates. Just shows the significance of it for us, eh? Here’s to many more posts and people we meet. 🙂 x
Im a June blogger too 🙂 happy belated ! I am glad you are still sharing your vivid inspirations 🙂