I had an interesting conversation tonight at my creative writer’s group meeting. There were several discussions actually. and now it’s 0413 and as typical my mind is off and running with many thoughts. I had begun to write a poem earlier today, actually two, one started simply because I was driving on the road and I was looking at the grass off to my right side and I was overcome with a lonely feeling regarding the grass itself. The second poem was generated by seeing a young woman pushing a child in a baby buggy. Both forms are rummaging around in my brain. Both are deep, exploratory, which ties in with the conversations I had this evening during the meeting and following it. I have been sitting here working and had decided to go back to sleep. However, the moment I closed my eyes, my mind began to review the day, the two unwritten poems, and the conversations. Oddly they’re all linked. It suddenly dawned on me that as we move forward in time it becomes an exploration of an unknown area. Every thought, every word, every decision, everything is a footstep into the unknown regardless of how much planning was made before the step. These are thoughts that I wish to explore. I think it best that I retire was a commitment that I’ll return and discuss these ideas later post.
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I would hope that anyone who reads my poetry understands that I write what comes to my mind and it doesn't mean I'm the reality of the words. I mean that just because I write about alcoholism does not mean I am the character in the poems. I write about those I've known and those I know and a very wide grouping that is of sinners and saints, those who know who and where they are going and those who are completely lost. I am empathic. I write in the first person because I feel the reality of what I am writing about. Like Dean Martin pretending to be drunk while performing I am not what it may seem. Just a thought as I know some out there who read what I write see the words and not the art or the understanding of the problem I am commenting on, nor do they understand that the comment is for the purpose of illustration and not my own personal reality. Married to a wonderful woman who is my best friend. Ronald Reagan Conservative Republican. Masters of Accounting-Taxation, United States Marine, taught for 10 years at the University of South Florida, held the following professional certifications: CPA, CVA, CFA. Published author, currently writing three novels and a ton of poems. View all posts by Gordon