Silent Inquiries
Posted on January 16, 2017
I asked the water crashing against the shore,
"Who wrote your soothing melody?"
It answered me not, and continued flowing
In from the depths of the sea.

I asked the cut grass brushing against my boots,
"Who designed the freshness of your scent?"
It answered me not, and emitted its aroma
Into the wind that came and went.

I asked the rugged mountains along the horizon,
"Who dashed snow on the top of your peak?"
It answered me not, and stood proud and tall,
Glorifying its mystique.

I asked the universe behind the setting sun,
"Who positioned the stars at night?"
It answered me not, and covered the sky
With swirls of twinkling lights.

I asked the pitch-darkness of my bedroom,
"Who concocted nightmares and screams?"
It answered me not, and lulled me to sleep,
Escorting me to my dreams.

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IWSG : Planning
Posted on January 4, 2017
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Time for a post for IWSG hosted by Alex Cavanaugh. A different question is asked each month, where your answers are shared and you encourage others who are struggling. This month's question is : In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself five years from now, and what’s your plan to get there?

Here's my take on 5-year plans... I used to create 5-year plans for my organization as director of e-commerce in retail many years ago. Anything can happen in five years. People leave. New employee roll in. New initiatives are created. Hell, the people who asked for the 5-year plan may move on to other positions at other companies half way through.

So when I created these 5-year plans, I'd only stayed true to the first two years ahead and winged the following years. Hey, life happens and things change, and instead of failing at a unyielding plan you tuck and roll and change your mind. One of my favorite movie quotes of all time comes from the protagonist in Dreams for an Insomniac. "I never give up. I either get what I want or I change my mind first."


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