Listening to every heart
Well, KristieSue, this took me by surprise,
I look at Cpat, Sunshine, etc... and feel like I could never express myself so eloquently...
then I saw the standard or writers here and was scared off.
Y'all ever seen a shy goose? That's me. Talk about nervous, scared, shy rolled into one...that was me for most of my life. Just to get through things, I have always had to put on a brave front, and if ever anything meant so much to me, it was to try to gain the ability to write where others could "get something from it". Not that they understood, so much, but that they FELT the words. So I tentatively offered a few poems some 3.5 years ago and voila...I met a community of poets that said "welcome, you are HOME..."
To see that someone thinks I write as well as Cpat - now there is a compliment, for, you see, I hold him in much higher regard than he would like to know! There are so many GREAT writers here on the boards that I still feel honored that they let me stay! I have studied THEM, [Ron Carnell, Elizabeth Santos, Sy Tabin, Poet Devine, Mysteria, Balladeer, Toerag, LngJohnAg, Nan, Serenity, and a little moth lady.....I could go on and on...because there are SO many here and I'm barely scratching the surface...] and every day I come in here, I learn a little more...
So never become discouraged that you think you're "not as good" because there is no such thing. We all develop in different stages, at different times. Our lives take us away for a short while, but eventually when we are looking for heartstrings to be plucked, we come back here, and find comfort, solace, education, peace, life...
And Wind, the good thing about the new folks coming in just for the book is that...they may come back to stay!
And JP? The door is FIRMLY latched from letting you escape again!
[This message has been edited by Sunshine (03-06-2003 11:21 AM).]