I Quit!

I quit writing!!

I quit writing for the anticipation of accolades, recognition and acceptance. As early as we are into 2016, I made the decision to stop writing to be published; I’ve been published many times. This ‘Why’ for writing was not good for me.

I will not write for hot dogs,
for apple pies, nor baseball.
can you see, not even for “The American Dream”.

I will not write to teach or to preach
I will not write to reach or screech
nor will I listen to the words of a covert
acting as a flighty coot!

I will not write for dare (as a game I might) or a mare
for someone to compare and for one to declare
that I only do this for my welfare, the truth is I do
but that’s for me to proclaim about myself.

Okay, that was just a ‘made up as I go’ poem to the tune of Dr. Suess. I think it’s quite lovely and cheerful myself.

I write now for me, for my need to have written words every day. If I cannot write, I can barely breathe. I know some have mentioned that I go overboard with just saying Good Morning each day, but can’t you share my Abundance of Words…


and with

Great Glee! 🙂


Many thanks to Jeff Goins for the inspiration behind this poem.

Published by Nancy

I’m a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, a writer, a friend. I cook, clean, work, teach, study, live, love and laugh, but when it’s all said and done, I still feel empty. I want what I can’t have, I’ve wanted it for a long time but it was taken. I thought to myself, the desire for it should go away now that I’ve prayed…I’ve cried, begged, pleaded and even pretended it wasn’t there; I cry out to God and beg Him to please just take this from me, do something to strip me of the earthly desires, of the evil in my heart and nothing happens…it’s still there and some days it’s hard to swallow and suck down the tears inside, it hurts so much and in one brief moment, it could all be gone so quickly! He gives me words to bless others with and release my own thoughts.

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