Written for:  Poetic Bloomings2 – Prompt #235 – Motivation:  Determination
“Have the will to succeed and overcome obstacles”

Should join this poetry
writing class. It is what
I love to do. I wonder who
else will be there. What if
they are snooty? Local paper
said, Open to All. It is not
like I am under any obligation.
I am going. I have the option
to just listen, though we are
asked to bring our poems.

My heart pounds, stomach
is queasy. I am uneasy. Walk
in, sign in. Everyone is welcoming
and friendly. Start to feel a bit
more relaxed, until the group’s
leader suggests that I read first.
My voice is shaky, so I read
quickly. I am asked to read again,
more slowly. I pace myself. In
this room of a library in Portland,
Oregon, I became a member
of a wonderful group
for the next seven years.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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