I never dreamt...I only wrote...
Below, I'm holding my second book. And the posted poem is published in my first book. I never dreamed of publishing or even sharing my words publicly. I never had a voice...just a pen and a journal. Amazing what God does with a life that is submissive to him. When I speak, it is not me, it's my Spirit.
Not A Poet
when i write
it is not to create a poem
it is not to arrange stanzas
and line up couplets
it is not to form 17 syllables
for the perfect haiku
it is not to have the last
line rhyme with the previous
nor is it an attempt to duplicate
a piece written by a famous poet
when i write it is not to satisfy
the reader or even myself
it is not a fixation to get my thoughts
onto paper before my memory fades
when i write it is not to one day
with hopes to some day...
when i write it is completely and
utterly beyond my control