Thursday, January 10, 2013

Left for Good


Decades of mirrored reflections
My words unworthy
Shattered in a day
A click, a post, a blog
A comment
Twenty-twelve the year
Not good enough
Was left
So I could write


This is offered up for the prompt at Poetry Jam poetryjaam.blogspot.com by Peggy who asks us to write about what was left behind in 2012. This was difficult, almost gave up and then when walking the dogs, realized 2012 was the year I started my blog, started visiting poetry jam, poets united, and dverse poets. Starting a blog was a real leap of faith for me—thank you for helping me to leave “Not Good Enough” behind. Also, tied in a little reflection for the prompt at Wonder Wednesday where Kim asked us to write about reflections. Sometimes the mirror tells lies....

23 comments:

  1. So glad you left "not good enough" behind. Starting a blog and posting on some sites are a great leap which was hard for me at first as well. Now I am glad I did and love that people all around the globe have looked at my blog. Quite amazing really.

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    1. It is amazing and delightful. Really enjoy the community created at all these blogs and the poetry, so good for my soul (reading and writing) :-)

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  2. I think many of us have had self doubts. I am glad you left yours behind. The blogosphere is really a pretty supportive place, for the most part. I always enjoy your poetry, as it is so grounded. I appreciate that quality. Write on.

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    1. Hi Mary!! Oh, you made me laugh--write on indeed--looking forward to writing on with you and everyone in 2013 and more. Thank you so much :-)

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  3. smiles...i am glad you have found your place online...and gained confidence and write some pretty nice verse as well...smiles...i look forward to all the goodness that 2013 will bring from you

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    1. Hi Brian!! You are one of the reasons I enjoy the Blogosphere so much. Thank you for the goodness:-)

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  4. Good for you. Keep writing . Good taste in music as well:)

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    1. Hi Rallentanda!! Welcome! And thank you very much for the kind words:-)

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  5. Hi Sara! Happy new year! I'm glad you let go and started to write! Funny how many ideas come to me when I'm out walking my dogs as well!

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    1. Hi Robyn!! So good to have you back :-) Just got a new dog, so now I have two, makes walking more of an adventure, but still a happy meditative place. Happy New Year to you too!

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    1. Hi Helen!! Thank you so much--you're someone who always makes me smile :-)

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  7. Yes, write on! It's a great creative outlet, and support from other poets is valuable. Nice take on the prompt :)

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    1. Hi Loredana! It is a wonderful place to be, thank you for your support. Always enjoy your photos and poems :-)

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  8. Sara, I'm so glad you not only didn't give up, you took the time to realize how far you had come in the year past. We all have regrets, sad memories/experiences, and insecurity. Those three are the Trifecta for writers, which is why we must do it, and go on doing it.

    You are wonderful. Keep on jammin'! Love, Amy

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    1. Hi Amy!! You are so right, that is the Trifecta-- Thank you so much for the encouragement. You are wonderful too, and I love jamming with you :-)

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  9. I echo the sentiments of many of the commenters above - I am glad you left the self-doubt behind. You're very talented.

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    1. Thank you so much! I really appreciate your support--Happy New Year!!

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  10. I'm with you - it was the blogosphere who encouraged me to begin writing again, when it had slowed to a trickle from lack of encouragement. 2013 will be a big year for poetry, kiddo! Looking forward to enjoying your work all year.

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    1. Hi Sherry!! You have been a huge part of my growth and feeling like I'm a "real" poet. Thank you so much, looking forward to sharing poems, and reading your poems for many years to come. Big hugs!! :-)

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  11. I'm so glad you took that leap and started your blog.

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    1. Hi Laurie!! That really means a lot to me. Thank you so much for your constant support. Love sharing poems with you :-)

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Your words are wonderful! Thanks for popping in--I'll be over in a snap!