I am doing well with writing poetry every day. In fact, sometimes I even manage more than one poem — though of course more are in my notebook than on this blog. Today’s poem I am posting serves as both a slice of life (since it is Tuesday) and a found poem inspired by last night’s #TeachWrite Twitter chat. I can’t necessarily attribute who said what line, but just know that most of these were pulled from the tweets and replies shared by many teachers during that chat. Such powerful words that I have now arranged in this poem. I consider it a slice of life because it captures my own writing journey and a moment on time shared on Twitter with fellow teachers and writers. (Poem 10/30)
A Monday Twitter Chat
Reflect on the simple things, anything
that keeps me writing.
Writing is writing regardless of
who you are
where you live
your age or your gender.
My words, your words
OUR words hold the same meaning.
My writing is in the moment,
building and growing with each stroke of the pen
each turn of the page
each clack of the keyboard.
I see and feel the power of a notebook,
of a blog
of a community.
Writers coming together
the foundation of resilience.
I show up to write and keep on writing.