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A Very Meta Quadrille

In a time crunch such as happens many days I’m a little Quadrille and I’m here to say There’s always time for me I’m only forty-four words You can read me quick as a hummingbird You can write me though … Continue reading

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To Cross the Finish Line

Finish it! Polish the 58,000 words I’ve written into a complete, coherent, and compelling story. Not be distracted by blog posts or new poetry books that threaten procrastination of the goal. Not be paralyzed by doubt. Capitalize on the feedback … Continue reading

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Doubt Lies

I had a great idea for a blog post, and then another, and another. Did I write them down? No. Instead I listened to the voice in my head that said they weren’t worth writing. That voice is talking to … Continue reading

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Free Time

What do you do with your free time? I like to write with mine It’s quite sublime But free time is difficult to find when other add items to growing to-do lists Expectations and responsibilities Favors and reasonable requests The … Continue reading

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A Minute of My Story

Do you want to hear my story Parts are gory I think you don’t Listen you won’t I feel compelled to write it all Each trip and fall Won’t you please read Hear my heart bleed I write to bring … Continue reading

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A Storm of Doubt

Doubt blows through a dust-devil of uncertainty clouding my judgment It’s hard to recognize the truth in the storm To believe the evidence right in front of my face One does not become a contest finalist if one cannot write … Continue reading

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Extremes

Thirty words seem easy compared to thirty thousand or more needed for a memoir With only thirty you can just delete all the ones you really don’t want to share

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