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Saturday, June 25, 2011

writing is to me

 Howdy! Welcome to Roy’s garage sell and auction. Come on in and sit a spell. 

Today's post is the twelfth stop on the Blog-A-Licious Blog Tour a fantastic blog hop that brings together bloggers of all genres, backgrounds and locations. You may have come from Jamaica at Marcia’s blog - .
 The blog that come up next is over there in India at Janki’s blog
- Do stop by and say howdy plus there some of us are having giveaways and contests. The only cost of life is Participation and that all It ask of you. Enjoy it!

The topic of the tour is “Writing is to me?”  Now that is something to think about. Writing is a lot to me. Writing is thinking and expressing a thought or an idea or it just having fun remembering some of the good old days. Writing is not an easy thing for me to do.  well you see I am dyslectic and my brain works faster than my hands and I have to slow down to spell words and I can’t spell. Now seeing that my brain goes faster than my hand a word or two get left out it’s just my hands trying to catch up. There is another problem I don’t understand all the rules and don’t know most of them. I was told by a teacher in the seventh grade that I would never be able to write anything. So I guess writing to me is a challenge, and I love a good challenge. Now I do write poems and that is fun, they just come along ever now and then I don’t really have any control of them they just pop out at times.

Writing to me is an art, painting with words sculpting a piece of paper into a landscape preserve in time, releasing a dream world for people to have fun in. I guess that is why I don’t understand the rules. Telling an artist he/she has to paint houses of flower and what paint colors to use just kills the creativity and beauty of the art. Here is a sample of one of my poems.

Lot of White

A demon all snowy white,
What a plight,
What will you be tonight?
A song, a poem, a letter I might write.

The words, why do they fight,
Of many things the words take flight.
What gives them life on this winter’s night?
What story must I write?

Will it be bold and bright?
Can it be told alright?
Who will read on some distant night?
Will they find delight?

On some summer‘s night,
Of this I will like,
Come on now stop the fight we have a poem to write,
 Its snowy white, this plane of white,

A demon alright,
You won’t win this fight,
Ha! Ha!  The words have rousted your void of white.
We won alright, it a poem not a plight.

Now I am writing some novels one of which I have posted as a blog novel. You can read it and comment on it by clicking on the picture of the wolf on the right side board.

Well alright now what am I bid for? Well this is an auction and the next item up for bid is a story. It is a Christmas story about a squirrel, it’s a short story only about 2500 words. It is one I wrote a while back. Now do I have a deal for you? What is writing to you? This story has the names of my family members and grand kids in it. Now for the price of leaving a comment and your email, I will send you an MS word copy of it that you can edit, so you can put the names of your friend and family in it. You know Christmas is six months away. This makes a great gift that will last a life time or more.

A foot note: This is my two hundredth post how about that.

Here are the people on tour

1. Paula - 
2. Stuart -
3. Karen - 
4. DK Levick -
5. Shannon -
6. Corinne -
7. Sonia -
8. Sulekha - 
9. Dora -
10. Sarah -
11. Marcia -
12. Roy -
13. Janki -
14. Tina -
15. Thelma -
16. Muriel -
17. Nolan - 
18. Deborah -
19. Jennifer -
20. Grace -
21. Dora -

Thank you for stopping by and your comments. Enjoy the tour and God bless


sulekkha said...

Roy, I liked reading about what writing means to you,it is a challenge to most of us too.Rules are for lesser mortals and not creative people, like writers, we are a breed

Paula Renaye said...

Hello again, Roy!

I too have things just "pop out" and have to write them down. There is something about the rhythm of poetry for both writers and readers that resonates. Beautiful! I love the squirrel!

200th post--Yay!!!

S. Kat Harros said...

Congrats on your 200th post! I'm following you via Networked/Blog-a-licious :)

S. Kat Harris said...

(I misspelled my last name :/ ... it's 'Harris'. doh ;p

Duane said...

Good post. Honest open and meaningful. Congrats on your 200th.

Anonymous said...

Awh, thanks for sharing and I enjoyed your poem of white! xo

Anonymous said...

Awh, thanks for sharing and I enjoyed your poem of white! xo

InsideJourneys said...

Hey Roy,
Glad to stop by.
Don't you just LOVE when you can show up those people who say, in all seriousness, that you can't or won't be able do this or that? Clearly, they don't know what they're talking about!
Good thing I didn't have her as she'd say I'm dyslexic too -- my words come out faster than I can type them too!
So glad to be on the tour with you and thanks for the introduction.

Karen Wasylowski said...

Wonderful poem, I'd love to read your stories. Glad to be on the tour with you.

Tim Greaton said...

Writing can be anything you want it to be as long as you keep on sharing with us :-)

Deborah Swift said...

Congratulations on your hundredth post - a centenarian - try get your hands to catch up with that word! Great to meet you.

BornStoryteller said...

Hey Roy...writing is an art, it's creative and we should be able to express ourselves in exactly the way we feel like.

Go get 'em Cowboy, and congrats on #200!!!!

Grace Elliot said...

My son is dyslexic and he has found his outlet in painting. I cant begin to wonder at how much effort and courage it must take to express yourself in words.
Grace x

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you didn't listen to that teacher who told said you would never be able to write. We all would be the poorer for it. Besides, if you have the calling, there is no stopping it!

MuMuGB said...

Hello from the Blog-A-Licious tour Roy! 200 posts! I am impressed!

Pandora Poikilos said...

Stellar post as always Roy. Thank you for sharing and for joining the blog tour.
Best wishes - Dora

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