Not so much like a Quill by Lynda Gray

I read a quote the other day that went something like this it said writing is like giving yourself continuous homework.  Writers don’t take vacations or holidays.  Our work is 24/7 forever.  If we are away on a vacation or holiday we are thinking about writing.  Even if it appears we are relaxing information is going in.  We never know when it will be used by our brain.  Maybe to write an image in a story, or dream a new children’s book or touch our soul, so we write a poem.  I believe writing is a calling.  If you try not to do it and you are meant to, it will find you.

Thoughts of James Michener, “Being goal-oriented instead of self-oriented is crucial. I know so many people who want to be writers. But let me tell you, they really don’t want to be writers. They want to have been writers. They wish they had a book in print. They don’t want to go through the work of getting the damn book out. There is a huge difference.”

Not so much like a Quill by Lynda Gray

Gentle strokes define

the life of a pen

The life of a pen

That has been used & used & used

And worn out again

A pen that is never replaced

with typing & fonts

A pen that you grab

while gas bagging on the landline

Not the telephone that antiquated object

that used finger power

The landline is digital & requires

A deep focused exercise of the fingers

The elderly can’t read the numbers so

they have made phones with huge NUMBERS

They look like something

from an antiquated capability shop

But hey who’s lookin

Who’s caring?

Onwards, onwards, onwards

While the pen keeps stroking

And the keyboard keeps up the pace

Who will win the race the pen or the keyboard?

The tortoise or the hare?

Sweating waiting for the race to begin

Dreaming of when it comes to an end

Keep typing

Keep stroking

Keep. Keep. keep

Trying to get some sleep

Switch off the pen, the typing,

the telephone & the digital

And stare at the wall

And sleep.

Holly Bible

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