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  • April 9th, 2011 | 11:37 PM
Poem a Day #9

I found that last year, writing the poems about the father I never knew took a tremendous amount of energy, creative and emotional, energy from me. It was draining. It was inspiring. And at the end, it was healing. I am a talker who never really gets to talk enough. So this pondering out loud is my way of talking and trying to use up all that energy until I don't need it for this anymore and I can move on to something else.


Poem a Day #9

I read once that if you have a hole in your story
you should point to it, over and over again,
the idea being that if you pointed enough times,
it would disappear and cease to be a hole.

So when people ask me why it is I can't seem
to quit talking about things or move on past things,
at the speed they think I should be moving on,
well, I just tell them I'm pointing to the hole,
hoping it will fill itself up by the time I'm done talking


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



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kateshort
April 10th, 2011 06:25 pm (UTC)
Love this. very cool.
susanwrites
April 13th, 2011 04:15 am (UTC)
Thank you.
mlyearofreading
April 19th, 2011 09:35 am (UTC)
I think you're accomplishing your mission! Look at all you've written!!! :-)
susanwrites
April 20th, 2011 06:40 am (UTC)
I am writing a poem a day, which is all I asked of myself for the month so life is good. :)
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WHO AM I?



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.






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