Carol A. Hand
My writing chair is magic
It’s a sacred space
Where it’s safe to travel
Through time and from place to place
It helps me open up memories
From the hazy distant past
And takes me to an imagined future
Recording dreams so they will last
Photo: My Writing Space
The rainbow colored cape
Draped across the chair
Was crocheted by my mother
Sometimes I feel her there
Weaving bright threads together
With gnarled arthritic hands
With her healing loving presence
My stories flow in urgent strands
It’s not a fancy chair
In a pristine quiet place
But it’s in a peaceful home
Filled with music, light and grace
May the stories that are written here
Touch hearts with both joy and sorrow
May the stories help us realize that together
We can weave a more peaceful world now and for tomorrow.
Thoughts about Polls:
I really don’t see myself as a writer – I’m merely someone who writes because I must. As I greet the morning, I often feel an urgency to record the thoughts that flow despite pressing tasks that need attention.
As I was reading other blogs this morning, I came across a quote on K. A. Libby’s Blog that describes this compulsion:
“5. I write because I must. I am driven by my obsession to write.” (K. A. Libby)
I’m not sure that a poll to collect writing ideas will help. It could be too overwhelming. But there is another option that is already part of my blog. I do welcome submissions that fit with the blog’s purpose, described on my submissions and about pages. My blog is, after all, called Voices from the Margins. I’m grateful to those who have already shared their stories here as honored guests.
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