Thursday, January 17, 2013

In the Words

Written for NWCU WWUC 1/17/13:

Image: Appetite for Photos, with permission

















The stone cold face expelled all hope
of ever coming back again
and for awhile I stayed afloat
but then discovered leaky boat

With each rejection darkness grew
I tried to ride the winds of change
but craft continued to sink down
I knew that I would surely drown

He saw the signal of distress
and shared a light to guide me home
and through the rain and bitter cold
it steered me past the rocky shoals

I’d lost my compass on the way
but in the words I found my map
and when the sun broke through the dawn
I'd learned that I could carry on.

© Ginny Brannan January 2013

For Wednesday Wake Up Call we are invited to share when the desire to create first hit us. For me it was at a pivotal point in my life, after losing job of 18 years. Had always seen the glass as half full, until suddenly it wasn’t anymore. My best friend suggested I try writing as a creative way to vent what I was going through. But along the way I discovered something I really enjoyed. For some it is second nature to write, others a calling, for me it was and still is a way to express feelings, events, emotions, bits and pieces of life that are just waiting to be written. 

4 comments:

  1. the lighthouse is a wonderful symbol and metaphor...it great to have those friends too...and i am glad you found writing ginny....

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  2. Beautiful Ginny...life does toss us on some dark waters at times..thank goodness your friend was your lighthouse. Those who read your wonderful work are the beneficiaries.

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  3. Strong and touching. A delight to read.

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