A New Friend

I never imagined I would write anything, let alone poetry. I think my very first attempt at writing poems was in elementary school. I showed it to one person and she mocked me in laughter. It was years later in Bible School before I ever wrote another, but even those being few and far between. The time came in 2013 when I was challenged by my brother to write one in April for the National Poetry Writing website. I wrote one, and to my surprise, one every day for the month. I have been doing it ever since.

I am 64 years old and find now that I don’t look at anything without thinking there should be a poem wrapped around it. My first love is writing my faith, but have ventured out with the prompts to include other scenarios. I find I communicate my deepest thoughts through writing. It is completely different from my vocal ability. It helps me process my own perceptions and life experiences. As for poets, I am not familiar enough to choose a venue of influence. I would say the on-line poets I read are my inspiration.

Snow melts into rain
New growth awakes and breaks through
And words find purpose


dVerse wants a haibun,  2-3 paragraphs with a haiku at the end. Prompt is who inspired me to write, and why I write.

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 medium.com. 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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11 Responses to A New Friend

  1. Michael says:

    Its wonderful isn’t it how writing can grab you and you can’t and it wont let you go.

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  2. rothpoetry says:

    People don’t realize how much their words affect others. Negative feedback is like pouring a five gallon bucket of water on a match.. For some it was a teacher’s comment others it was about singing. Destroying someone’s spark is a sad thing to do. Love your story and your passion for soul stirring poetry.

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  3. Yes, poetry helps solidify my thoughts, feelings, emotions. Keep my memories alive as I pair my words with photographs (usually) .

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  4. Misky says:

    Yes, processing is what I find also. It’s a very good tool.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Grace says:

    Good for you to find your voice again and persevere, despite the initial setbacks. Keep on writing and sharing them!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Frank Hubeny says:

    There are poems hiding everywhere. One’s faith helps one see them.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. kanzensakura says:

    I am so glad you are writing! The initial setbacks apparently have made you stronger

    Liked by 1 person

  8. rosemawrites says:

    the haiku beautifully complements your prose. such a beautiful story.

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  9. kim881 says:

    That’s a stunning haiku, Mary!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Beverly Crawford says:

    Thank you for sharing your story, Mary. Truly “words find purpose” !

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Love it when we can learn from each other… the purpose of writing is to share.


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