One Day at a Time

To voice something into the air out loud is sometimes a scary thing. I make plans in my head. Sometimes I whisper them in the middle of the night. Sometimes I pray them to God seeking his confirmation. But saying them out loud for all to hear? There is accountability in that. I feel I need to be responsible to my word. How many plans have I made that went by the wayside?

My writing is challenging for me. Words come in the empty times. Sometimes in the middle of the night. Many times I say, “okay, I’m done. I have nothing else to say.” I walk away. But then, at the most unlikely times, something creeps into my head. Is it real poetry? I haven’t a clue. Is my prose grammatically correct or succinct in its deliverance? Beats me.

My plan right now is to keep writing. I write poetry for dVerse and appreciate what others give. I learn from them and offer what little I have. I write prose and focus on the subject of hope, using biblical applications and personal experiences. I am sorting through the poems at present to put some in a book, not a published one, for that is too pricey, but a keepsake. For now, that’s all I have.

A snowflake falls still
Knows not how many follow
Bulbs silently grow prompt – A haibun about my plans for writing. I looked at this prompt earlier, and as every other time, I said to myself, Nope. Can’t do it. Oh well, here it is!


About Mary (tqhousecat)

I am a wife and a mother of two grown children. I love Jesus and sharing my faith through written words. I currently have a poetry blog and also write on My main focus is hope in Christ. I only wish that whoever reads this will be blessed, inspired and occasionally amused.
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15 Responses to One Day at a Time

  1. I love this. And as for the expense of self-publishing, it doesn’t have to cost much of anything. I published both of my books through CreateSpace at Amazon and the only thing I pay out of pocket is $3.80 per hard copy that I order for myself. If you know how to edit and format your poems in MS Word, and then upload the PDF file to CreateSpace, it’s free. I keep thinking I should write a tutorial blog post on how to do it, but so far haven’t gotten around to it. You may have inspired me to finally get it done.

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  2. Wow, I did not know any of this. Thank you. Write that tutorial! I will definitely look into it.

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  3. Frank Hubeny says:

    May you fulfill more than you think is possible.

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  4. rothpoetry says:

    Sometimes those bulbs and snow flakes grow at the same time! Don’t give up on the book! I have self-published a few at office depot. Put it on a flash drive and they will print it and put on a spiral binding for around ten dollars each. Do at least twenty!

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  5. kanzensakura says:

    Lovely haiku at the end…gorgeous actually. All you have? It is more than enough. I do not worry about followers or buyers of a book. I write for the love and joy of it. Grammar can be picky but the only thing I am picky about are contractions…your for you’re for example. I say keep on. Don’t give up. And keep on believing in yourself. I don’t believe a person always has to be published to feel like they have accomplished anything. Anyone can publish a book themselves. But not everyone can write a book full of feeling, joy, and hope or despair.

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  6. Thank you for all of this! I love haikus! Deep truths unveiled slowly in shadows. That’s what I think of when I write them.


  7. What a lovely haiku!

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  8. Singledust says:

    i tell my kids once you say something out loud it becomes truth and you have to follow up with it, i hope you will publish your thoughts, your words carry weight. especially the one about snowflakes, that was truly magical, not knowing how many fall after it.

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  9. I think you have already started to say it aloud… in small steps you will speak louder and louder… that’s the beauty with blogging.

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