11/28/2007




Hi,
I found this as I rummaged through the closet that is my post archive. I really wanted to put it up again for all of my new visitors to read. I wrote a poem, that I am really, really proud of. I think it symbolizes everything that encompasses a WOMAN.
Take a read, there is a window here. The window is into me and who I am. Every now and then I get lost in the blogosphere and forget why I write. This is why I write, because this is whats inside of me. Here it is, and here I am

Hello every one,
I don't know how many of you know this about me but, I enjoy writing. I wanted to be a writer as a young girl, but never thought I would be good enough. I would compare my songs to Mariah's (her early work) or other singers and knew that I couldn't compete with that.
I would read books and knew I couldn't write stories like that. I read poetry and could not seem to come up with poems that didn't start with roses are red. Its not that I didn't have encouragement in my life because I did. Writing was just one of those things I kept to myself and didn't give anyone a chance to encourage or discourage. I stopped writing for many years. I, like many people got caught up in life and just rolled with it, never really looking back.
I guess time and experience really does improve ones sight. And I am not talking about actual vision. I'm talking about seeing the world and what it really has to offer. Seeing trials and tribulations through an adults perspective.
I found this website a few months ago where you can get paid to write.
So, I looked into it and put it on my back burner like so many other things a mother has to put off. But a while back I finally took some time to myself and attempted writing. I must say it was a challenge. I guess I had a 15 year writers block.
When I wrote, I began to get the rhythm and just let it all flow. A few of my writings were top rated but ended up falling a bit to better writers, so they say.
Well, today I posted my latest piece. It is a poem that I entered just for fun. I am going to paste it below this post. I hope you all enjoy it, it is just something I threw together in one night so bare with me. Let me know what you think. And if you want to know where you can write and make money, leave me your email and I will send you an invitation from the actual website.
Thank you all,
Love
Melissa


Here I am
I am a woman
I am strong yet I am fragile
Like a precious piece of glass I can break.
Here I am
I am a woman
I am not a man
My arms may not lift what he can
The strength in my arms cannot be measured in weight
The strength my arms have can only be seen
In the gentle embrace that instantly soothes the child who cries and yearns to be found
Here I am
I am a woman
I give life like the Earth
The Earth is me and I am her
I am a woman
Listen as the birds sing for me
Look at the trees they sway but do not break in the fierce winds for me
I am a woman
Look at the moon it is blue for me
It pushes and pulls the tide for me
I am a woman
And there would be no you
With out me

6 comments:

Amanda said...

Just one word Melissa: WONDERFUL!! Seriously, I really mean this. Your poem gave me chills when I read it to myself! I also like to write, poetry mostly, too. I've been thinking about compiling my children's poems into a book sometime in the future. Will you email with the place you were referring to that pays you to write please? Thanks and once again, excellent work!

Chismosa said...

This is a really great poem! At 30 years old, I still don't think I have found my true calling. Knowing you as long as I have, then to read your writings, I feel like you there is still so much I don't know about you - and that is more true that I even realize. You continue to amaze me.

MelissaQ said...

Thank you Ladies for your super nice and very motivating compliments. Maybe I'll keep doing this writting stuff..hahaha

Midnight said...

great work my dear. Sorry it took me so long to read it, but I have been very busy.
Love, Mom

Big Pumpkin said...

Hi Melissa! I thought that was beautiful.....

I love writing too.

MelissaQ said...

Thank you all for your nice compliments. It is really motivating when you are recognized by so many.
Thank you all again.

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