“Write a Story, Write a Poem”

Flower Art Digital Painting Background By Lucy Baldwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the morning, shortly after you
wake up, shortly after sunrise, but
before your wife and baby are up,

write a story, write a poem. After
your baby’s bath and play time,
when you’re not changing diapers,

preparing milk, sterilizing bottles
or cradling your toddler in your arms,
write a story, write a poem.

Before you make that first phone call,
and after the morning prayer, when
you’re not eating or brushing your teeth,

getting dressed or walking to and fro
from house to house and room to room,
write a story, write a poem.

When you’re not driving or
doing paperwork, fetching something
or answering queries; when you’re not

reading a book, write a story, write a poem.
In the night, after tucking your wife
and baby to bed, when everyone else

is fast asleep, before you hit the sack
and with the last ounce of energy
you have left, write a story, write a poem.

It need not be long, it need not be good,
it need not be poignant, life-altering, or easily
understood. Just write a story, write a poem.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s