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Headstall's Reflections - 26. Chapter 26 I Found My Calling

Passion lives in me...

Headstall’s Reflections

 

 

Chapter 26 I Found My Calling

 

 

As a writer I admit that I seek approval

While inviting a personal kind of perusal

Accepting verdicts from readers refusal

Combing for words that require removal

 

I embrace the uncertainty that I must face

The constant struggle to learn my place

Working at attempting to leave not a trace

Of supreme effort given to weave my lace

 

Is it audacious to desire my verses heard?

That I crave attention like a singing bird

For the notes I leave in my written word

Vowels to me are like numbers to a nerd

 

When I release my visions into this world

A hidden piece of me becomes unfurled

Like a discus thrown or a javelin hurled

My flight completes like an oyster pearled

 

May I also admit to feeling some dejection

When something I create receives rejection

But that’s the risk and I have no objection

Hold on a second, just one more correction

 

Whoops, another, upon further reflection

As I labor to make that intimate connection

Hoping never to choose the wrong direction

Dialogue containing just the right inflection

 

Hard to be content with lessons I’ve learned

Always in fear of created characters spurned

In days of old how many pages were burned

In the pursuit of telling great stories yearned

 

So a writer I’ve become, through and through

Capable of speaking with a voice I never knew

Sitting here certain no matter what else I do

I won’t stop sharing my imagination with you

Thank you for reading, and caring for what I share....

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When the writing bug hits you, it hits hard, doesn't it? I know it took you a long time (and some convincing from a good friend) to finally take the leap and put your stories and characters out there. I, for one, and grateful that you found your calling :hug:

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Huzzah for this poem! Gary, this is a great piece, and it shows you indeed have found your calling. Your use of rhymes for 'world' had me in awe, as that's a rhyme I usually avoid. Here you are showing me how it's done. Bravo! Take several bows, my friend.

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On 09/30/2016 02:24 AM, LitLover said:

When the writing bug hits you, it hits hard, doesn't it? I know it took you a long time (and some convincing from a good friend) to finally take the leap and put your stories and characters out there. I, for one, and grateful that you found your calling :hug:

It sure does. It hit you as hard as it hit me :) . Thank you, Lit, for the review and the kind words. Yes, I'll always remember our friend. And I'm grateful you took the plunge as well... much love and respect... cheers... Gary....

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Vowels to me are like numbers to a nerd. How perfect Gary! I love it. You are indeed meant to write. And you are good at it.

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Such a beautiful way to express the need to write, no matter what may come from it. It's an irresistable force which refuses to be stilled, and we can only hope that someone out in the wider world can connect with what we say.
I laughed out loud at the line 'vowels to me are like numbers to a nerd'...only you, Gary, could put things in such an evocative and provocative way. :)
Maybe this will get me moving again, been sick and not had the energy, but this, along with a scene I saw in my head last night should get me going.
Huge smiles on this one, my dearest friend!

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Such perfect thoughts and rhyme trickling down the page like the bright autumn leaves. They appear so simple and perfect at first blush, but reveal themselves to be complex and robust upon closer inspection.

 

Well done, Gary!

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You definitely have the bug :)
I should say something nice so I will honour you with the words authors use :X:X:X
Keep writing :gikkle:

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On 09/30/2016 02:27 AM, Parker Owens said:

Huzzah for this poem! Gary, this is a great piece, and it shows you indeed have found your calling. Your use of rhymes for 'world' had me in awe, as that's a rhyme I usually avoid. Here you are showing me how it's done. Bravo! Take several bows, my friend.

Thank you, Parker. I kind of got out of my own head with this one... not a sad one, so Yay! It's strange to find what I feel meant to do at my age. It just goes to show how life does work in mysterious ways. Thank you for the support and the kind words, my friend... cheers... Gary....

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On 09/30/2016 02:51 AM, Reader1810 said:

Methinks you've covered just about everything. This was delightfully insightful. :)

Thanks, Reader! I'm so glad you liked this. It's nice to be writing something that is not tinged with sadness... thanks for your support, my friend... cheers... Gary....

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On 09/30/2016 07:18 AM, Mikiesboy said:

Nice Gary .. glad you figured it out ... nice job my friend!!

tim xxoxo

Thanks, tim. I appreciate the support... cheers, buddy... Gary xo

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On 09/30/2016 12:30 PM, pzetts3 said:

Vowels to me are like numbers to a nerd. How perfect Gary! I love it. You are indeed meant to write. And you are good at it.

Thank you, Pam! I appreciate the support and the kind words. It does feel like this is what I'm meant to do... cheers, my friend... Gary....

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On 09/30/2016 10:04 PM, ColumbusGuy said:

Such a beautiful way to express the need to write, no matter what may come from it. It's an irresistable force which refuses to be stilled, and we can only hope that someone out in the wider world can connect with what we say.

I laughed out loud at the line 'vowels to me are like numbers to a nerd'...only you, Gary, could put things in such an evocative and provocative way. :)

Maybe this will get me moving again, been sick and not had the energy, but this, along with a scene I saw in my head last night should get me going.

Huge smiles on this one, my dearest friend!

Thank you, buddy! I hope you're feeling better. I'm glad you liked this and it gave you a laugh. I worry sometimes my poetry is too sad... but they are my 'reflections' after all :) . Thanks for your never-ending support, my dear friend... cheers... Gary....

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On 10/01/2016 10:16 AM, skinnydragon said:

Such perfect thoughts and rhyme trickling down the page like the bright autumn leaves. They appear so simple and perfect at first blush, but reveal themselves to be complex and robust upon closer inspection.

 

Well done, Gary!

Such a lovely review, skinny. Thank you! I think you are telling me it's hard to see the work that's gone into weaving my lace... and that is the best compliment :) . Cheers, my friend... Gary....

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On 10/01/2016 11:10 AM, Bucket1 said:

You definitely have the bug :)

I should say something nice so I will honour you with the words authors use :X:X:X

Keep writing :gikkle:

LOL... you're one in a million, B. :) . Thanks for making me laugh... and yeah, I have the bug, and I will keep writing... thanks, buddy... cheers... Gary....

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I couldn't agree more with every single line of this! I loved it, perfectly described, so easily relatable and fantastic analogies. I really enjoy your poetry, awesome work Gary.

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On 10/15/2016 08:05 PM, Arazon said:

I couldn't agree more with every single line of this! I loved it, perfectly described, so easily relatable and fantastic analogies. I really enjoy your poetry, awesome work Gary.

Thank you, Arazon. I'm glad you connected with this, and I thank you for the kind words... I was a little lost after I retired, but no longer... writing feels like it was always meant to be... cheers... Gary...

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On 10/16/2016 03:47 AM, AC Benus said:

We all desire that our verse be heard; that it be read. I can relate to this poem deeply. Well done

Thanks, AC. I'm pleased you related to this... yes, we do desire that validation... thanks for the review and the support... cheers... Gary....

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