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  • April 8th, 2011 | 11:03 PM
Poem a Day #8

Today has been more pondering about my struggle to write or struggling to not write or struggling to not care what other people think about what I want to write. Just some rough haiku as I try to move through the muddled part of my brain.

falling on deaf ears
my words, pulled from my soul, yes,
my heart breaks again

my heart breaks again
stories stagnate within me
this is what I fear

this is what I fear
doubt wins too many battles
words unwritten wait

words unwritten wait
happily ever after
more than just a dream

© 2011 Susan Taylor Brown. All rights reserved.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


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April 9th, 2011 12:19 pm (UTC)
There is so much truth in these poems, and so much beauty. Both are aspects that I love in your novels, too. :)
April 10th, 2011 06:38 am (UTC)
Thank you, Jeni. You touch my heart.
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April 10th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Kristy, it helps. Truly it helps. Thank you.
April 10th, 2011 04:13 pm (UTC)
I love the repetition of your linked haiku, assisting the progress of your thoughts, not merely repeating for form's sake.

Referring to many posts now, to me, your questions about writing, written so beautifully, seem to answer themselves.

April 13th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
Oh Ellie, thank you. I am trying to find the answers in myself as I journey through this.
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Who am I?I was born on the Cancer/Leo cusp and share a birthday with Ernest Hemingway and Robin Williams. The similarities don't stop there as I can go from depressed to ecstatic without ever passing go. I feel scared most of the time though my friends call me brave and I find it easier to believe in my friends than to believe in my own abilities to make what I want out of my life.

Who am I? A wife, a mother, a daughter, and even, gulp, a grandmother.

Who am I? A writer who never gets tired of playing with words, even when the words are hard to find. A writer of books for children and articles for grown-ups and many things in-between.

Who am I? A motivational speaker, writing instructor, workshop leader and full-time follower of dreams.

Who am I? Read and find out.

Susan Taylor Brown

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