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May 15

My First Poem Ever

The 2nd Wednesday of every month I attend a Christian writer’s group. I’ve always written a chapter about a special friendship I had with a quadriplegic man. He had Locked-in Syndrome caused by a stroke. This left him a prisoner in his own body. He was unable to move except for his eyes. Looking up for yes and down for no, he was able to communicate his thoughts one letter at a time.
So far, what I’ve written and shared has been favorably received, with them always eager for more. Eventually, I will put all the chapters in chronological order and have an interesting and inspiring book. (I hope, I hope!)
Tonight I took a detour and ventured to write a poem. My first ever. It was a bit on the dark side and not what I’d call encouraging, so I won’t post it here. What was encouraging, though, was my groups response. They liked it! Even the ones who don’t go for poems said it moved them.
How about you? Is there something you’ve never done that you’d like to try? Let me encourage you to go for it! Step out of your comfort zone and see what happens.
As for me, I’m glad I Googled How To Write a Poem. It was challenging yet fun. Maybe my next one will be encouraging so I can post it for you. Yeah. I think I will.
Be sure to let me know if you were inspired to do something for the first time ever. Blessing to you,
Roxanne

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