Wednesday, March 6, 2019


This post is for Day 6 of the 2019 Slice of Life Challenge. Thanks to the Two Writing Teachers for bringing this community of writers together to share our writing in the month of March.


Write with wonder
as if you've seen the world anew
or searched deep into those memories
that stay close to your heart

Reflect on the words you've written 
ponder what you've said (or didn't say)
write the words that resonate 
with clarity and truth

Inspire and influence
with your carefully chosen words 
rouse the thoughts that speak
of who you are and the world you know

Tell in the clearest way you can
the parts of you that need to be written
reveal your reality and
impart your deepest sense of knowing

Entrust your writing to the world
let your words emerge and rise up
impart what you know so others
can feel the beat of your heart


  1. I love the last stanza of this poem, particularly the words "Let your words emerge and rise up." Those words for me encapsulate the SOL challenge.

  2. Enjoyed the poem. I noticed the powerful verbs you used- "write, reflect, inspire, tell and entrust." They command, for what the the writer should do.

  3. This poem is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing it. I particularly love the line "reflect on the words you've written/ponder what you've said (or didn't say)." There's always emotions we tend to try to hide in our writing.

  4. Ooooh - I love those last two lines! You've captured the essence of how important writing is! Let your voice be heard!

  5. This is so beautiful and inspiring. It is an essay and explanation poem at the same time - big ideas and a calling forth - with a mix of tips of how to get it done. The depth and the simplicity side by side left me both overwhelmed and called to action. That really is what writing is ... humbling, overwhelming and a deep need to make sense of oneself and the world. Thank you for this - it was as if you were speaking directly to me. It is what I need to hear at this stage of my life and career.