My Memoir Monster
If my memoir is a monster
Taking on a life of its own
Does that make me Dr. Frankenstein
Madly nurturing what I’ve grown
Or am I more like Dr. Jekyll
Consumed by my Mr. Hyde
A raging egomaniac
Fueled by wanton pride
Maybe it’s Leviathan
The great monster of the sea
Tamed at last by God alone
Just like the sin in me
I wish it were a jigsaw puzzle
Of Bigfoot or old Nessie
With pieces that fit neatly together
Instead of being so messy
In the end it’s just my story
Dying to be told
One page at a time, not in rhyme
Hopefully before I am old
Decided to share this for Open Link Night at dVerse Poets Pub today.
Love this. Glad I stumbled upon it.
Thanks! I think I’m getting it tamed a bit.
Keep going with it – and good luck!
One page at a time is good advice. If that fails then one word at a time might work 😉
Some days it does come to that.
At least you have fun rhyming poetry…cheering as you tame that memoir monster, Linda!
One page at a time is the way–loved this reflection on that process for you
Thanks! That is the way I’ve finally found to get it moving forward.
Best wishes on completing your writing project. I suspect after working on it for so long it can appear to be a “monster”.
This is AWESOME!!!
Thank you. 🙂
Great and thought provoking.
Thank you. The idea actually came from a guy in a writing group I belong to and I just had to run with it.
One page at a time ~ Good luck on your writing Linda ~
Ha ha… one page at a time, not in rhyme.., absolutely! A fun poem.
Wish I could say the memoir writing was as fun. 😉
When I first started to write it was a sort of memoir. When I got to writing about my first job I gave up. It sounded as though I was making it up.
I suppose some people will read my memoir and think I’m making it up, or at least parts of it. But I am nonetheless compelled to write and to hopefully write well.
If it’s worth reading it’s worth writing 🙂
Oh Linda this is delightful. I too struggle, I think we all have a little animalishness in us, when it gets out of hand is when it becomes monsterous. Love to get those nudges!
My goodness! Such a whirlwind of emotion your poem! xo
Evocative and entertaining!
Always follow your own heart and voice in this, with a gentle nudge from the universe.
I’m not important or interesting enough to write a memoir. I imagine I will just turn to dust like all the other ordinary folks when I die. Good rhyme scheme in this!
My memoir is really more about what God has done to redeem me, and there are certainly days when I think it’s not interesting to anyone but me, but I do believe we all have a story to tell.
I totally agree with you Linda. I’m glad you are so generous in spirit and wanting to share the Good News.
I would never be able to write my memoirs i think… maybe it’s the writing itself that’s the monster.
The time and energy I’ve devoted to writing it is one of the main reasons I’ve been less active at dVerse over the last year. But sometimes a little poetry diversion is just what one needs.
I’ve been writing a semi-memoir for ten years. I’ve threatened to “kill my baby” multiply times because it’s become the monster and Leviathan. However, I keep returning to God’s original nudge to “write it.”
I’m learning the process of writing and walking in obedience to God’s nudge, can also be a Teacher! Lessons learned along the way.
I’ve only been working on mine for about 2 years, although I wrote in my journal almost 20 years ago a desire to write it. The nudge of the Holy Spirit is strong and He will see it done. I pray He will help you finish yours as well.
As Nike says, “Just do it.”
I am! I am! But these things take time. It will be tamed and published.