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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 1 – Beginner)
Topic: Writing (01/11/07)

TITLE: Pen to paper
By Karen Petty
01/12/07


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Sometimes it’s like a playground
Where I can run hard
And be anything I want.

My would-be journeys
Fall from my pen
Onto the paper
Giving life to my dreamy ideas.

The page holds none
Of my deficits.
Just my potential.
My brightest and best.

At times, my pen is too heavy
For freedoms.
No jumping and skipping
On those days.
Just unloading.
Sorting.
Venting.
Processing.
Seeking [Him].
Here, I can safely be way too honest.
I can cry or cheer or kick or expose
And He [God] doesn’t budge.
He only draws me to Him.

When I put pen to paper,
I am grateful.
What an unexpected asset…
This arena in my head
That is a natural stress reliever.
I can step away from my daily routine
And jump knee-deep into an adventure.
Or I can paint a beautiful picture with words
Of the joys of my everyday life.
I can tell a story
Or pen a note to a friend.

Writing?
It keeps me, somehow.
It challenges me.
It perpetuates Hope within me.
I think He designed it that way.
At least, for me.


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Kathie Thomas01/19/07
Not just for you, I find that happens to me too. I enjoyed reading your piece.
Jan Ackerson 01/20/07
This is very good--great verbs, great images.

I found the brackets a little bit distracting and unnecessary.

A wonderful picture of the writer's heart--really good free verse. Thanks!
Steff Clark01/20/07
This was wonderfully writen!
Keep writing! I really enjoyed this alot it shows your passion for writing!
Donna Emery01/21/07
This definitely captures the many ways that writing transforms our lives for the better. I enjoyed this. Great job!
Edy T Johnson 01/24/07
This is so refreshing! You have captured the essence of what draws the writer to the blank page, I think. It is a wonderful adventure to see where the pen wants to take us. I look forward to reading more from this writer :)