Writing and Me

This Poem was written for Fandango’s Dog Days of August #22

Today’s Prompt is: Why Writing Matters to You

In truth I don’t know the answer to that anymore but here’s a poem with some answers.

Writing and Me

Morning, noon and night, I love to write
Come, I’ll show why I put pen to pages, once white
It begins with my characters, talking in my head
They’re with me at work, in my daydreams, and in bed

You see, I have great imagination — I’m not mad
In fact, my characters make me smile, make me glad
The wonderful tales they tell, excite me, give me a thrill
So, of to my desk I go, with a whim and a will

A plan I make, my character’s story starts to grow
Into their world I go, My MC’s life I must show
Vicariously I live through the eyes of my muses
They make me laugh, cry and mad- the ones with short fuses

My fingers move fast weaving words into magic tales
My mind moves faster, putting life into billowing sails
I get energized, invigorated by the stories I write
Mysteries, romances, and fantasies fill a page, once white

You see, while you dream of meeting that special one
I’ve already met my muse, shared love and had fun
I know you long for a big adventure, now and then
I have adventures every time I pick up my pen

My friends are my characters in a world where I have few
They don’t judge me, don’t mock me like real people do
That’s why you live one life, while I live at least three
Welcome to my world, that’s why I write you see


Thanks for reading my friends. As always there are more stories to be enjoyed (I hope) in the Short Stories and Short Stories 2 tabs. There’s also poetry here in Poetry Corner

Have a great day!

6 thoughts on “Writing and Me

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  1. Those characters in our heads sure do keep our muses quite busy. A note book beside my bed helps me because those characters never have the same schedule as me. And by the looks of it, yours don’t either 🤣

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    1. Its not such an issue anymore for me. Short story characters don’t last long enough to chat.

      But when Holly and I were working her series, she’d come chat with me and tell me more at anytime of day or night. I’d even have a notebook attached to Lucy dog’s lead just in case she came for a chat. I know I’ll never have a muse like she was. I’ll never have her back either.

      Thanks for reading and commenting, Lyn.

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  2. You develop great characters in your posts, Mason, and you often put them in precarious and sometimes dangerous or treacherous situations that become a test of their character. I really enjoy your writing and your live for writing definitely comes through!

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