Day 12: Do Your Thing

Forget what they say about
how you write so oddly
always on paper first
typing when you like it
when you want to work it out.

If it works in your head and
translates to the page in a manner
you find sufficient, you need
no other permission or to even
hear the nay-sayers’ expressions.

Forget what they say
it’s your thing
let your best words flow
and hear your lines sing.

© 2010 Shari Lynne Smothers

Day 12 prompt: Write a ‘forget what they say’ poem; details here from 2010 November PAD Chapbook Challenge

About Shari Smothers

Welcome to Telling Stories, my creative writing space. My name is Shari Smothers. Poems help me to understand the world and to explain my world to others. They're my premier story telling tools. There's more to come, so please share with me through reading, commenting, emailing. Learn more about Shari here. And do come again!

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