When I write I am safe; hidden in my own world where I can shake off all my cares. When I write I am who I want to be. I feel powerful, like the wind - bold, intense, frenzied, and unpredictable.
Sometimes when I write, I am not who I am. I am someone else. Many times when I write, I don't know who I am or what I am. When I write, I am in a black hole, oblivious to all else around me, it takes something of serious importance to distract me.
When I write, I am the captain of the spaceship soaring high above the clouds traveling to mysterious and exciting destinations of unknown origin. When I write I feel “free” without boundaries as I let my imagination go to unseen heights uninhibited and free to roam and explore to my heart’s content, until I write it all out.
When I write my words on paper, between the lines, I truly live. I usually like to write in present tense with my thoughts reflecting the here and now. Ironically, when I write tributes to or poems about my daddy, I am always overwhelmed and I cry. “Love you Daddy, rest in peace.” See? Now, I’m crying.
© 2009 by Leona G. Shankle