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.