My Poem for The Poetry Schmoetry Blogfest!

The thought of reading poetry makes me want to curl up on the sofa while I listen to soft classical music and sip some green tea. Writing poetry is not as calming (especially if I know others will read my work), but I am learning to enjoy the process. I heard Susan Wooldridge talk about her book, Poemcrazy, several years ago. I was immediately pulled into this interview. Susan had a casual, relaxed style that made me want to hear more of her stories. She gave a few good exercises to get started writing poetry. I had to get a copy of Poemcrazy. I do refer to it when I get inspired to write poetry, and this blogfest made me go straight to it again. So here goes…

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Forward, Go 

Taking that leap

out of comforts

Change is

not difficult,

just different

It takes time to adjust

Doubts feel


on the other side


The Poetry Schmoetry Blogfest!

Check out The Poetry Schmoetry Blogfest! It is so easy to participate. Write a poem and post it sometime between July 11 − 14th. Just add your name to the Linky so others can read your work. I’m new to writing poetry, but I will be giving it a shot. I hope you will, too. 🙂