Saturday, June 2, 2012

The Writer's Dream

Posted by M.L. Falconer on 10:44 PM

I failed to sign up for Six Sentence Sunday in time this week; pure exhaustion from my work schedule took it's toll. In its place I'll offer up my first go at poetry, written many moons ago. It was fun to write and share, although it is clear that poetry isn't my purple jelly bean. 

In the interim, please visit a few of my favorite Six Sentence Sunday participants: L.J. Kentowski, Wendy S. Russo, Loni Flowers, Mackenzie Crowne, and Mae Clair

The Writer's Dream

They spent they're lives under a veil
of uncertainty, fear, disappointment
plagued by the omens that make them who they are
and dreams that make them who they will be

Finding serenity in the kindred
who know the same pain
enduring tempests that bend them

They reach for words that
contain meanings beyond meanings
stenciling images of their minds

Lonely in their quest
searching for others who share their vision
who find joy in the meaning they see in life

They are the ones whose dreams and thoughts
shape an unshapeable world
together making the unreal plausible
realizing their truths as life

A select group of hearts sharing the same soul
a solemn soul with an intense story to tell
scribed into the flesh of many hearts
by nothing more than a quill and a bottle of ink

Thank you for stopping by.  Now, I must sleep.


Too bad you missed out on SSS this week... but what a lovely poem, Mel. Thanks for sharing!!
I hope you have a great week!

Hey ML, don't sell yourself short. I found your words very purple jellybean worthy.

I agree with Mackenzie, you're selling yourself way short here. I loved your poem. Very creative and inspiring! I've attempted to THINK of writing a poem, but that's as far as I've ever gone with it. Kudos to you M.L.! Thanks for the shout out!

I've missed signing up for SSS too before, so can fully relate. Love the poetry offering in its place, M.L. Something different with a unique voice. I love "lonely in their quest" and "sharing the same soul." I wrote poetry many. many years ago too but never found that niche. Very cool!

Oops! I also wanted to say thanks so much for the shout-out. So appreciated! :)

Thank you all for your comments and encouraging words. I'm glad you found it to be, as Mac said, purple jellybean worthy. ;)

I had written this before I entered the university, then discovered that many instructors use poetry as a "primer" for fiction writing. The poetry exercises helped to promote creating elaborate images in as few words as possible. It's an amazing tool when used in fiction writing as well.

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