Wednesday, July 8, 2015

It's What I Do

Someone recently asked me, “Why do you write?”
I thought about it for a while but couldn’t come up with anything specific.
I never needed a reason before. Writing has been a part of me for as long as I can remember. I once got into trouble when I was in the second grade for writing a poem instead of doing what the teacher had assigned. My punishment: finish the poem and read it to the class. It went like this:
  “I woke up this morning and felt something
   in the air. I couldn’t name it, but it was there.
   I ran to my window and looked around
   There it was! Snow on the ground!”
My classmates cheered. The teacher smirked and said, “Please take your seat, Peggy. Now class, open your Health books to page....”
I stay up most nights until four or five a.m. writing. I write wherever I am – in a car, on a bus, on a plane, in a restaurant – if not literally, then in my mind.
It’s what I do.


Linda said...

That teacher played right into your hands, didn't she? Cute! It's easy to tell you love what you do. Keep up the good work.

Dennis J. said...

And that's why you're so good at it, Peggy... you take it seriously. I'm sure it's a God-given talent, too. Everyone who writes is not good at it. Some just barely get by. But people hang onto your every word. It's plain to see that by the number of followers you have and the comments you get. Keep up the good work!

James said...

It shows that you write all the time. Practice makes perfect and in my eyes, you are Peggy! I love your writings - all of them!

Lisa Parks Reed said...

You have quite a talent there Mrs. H! BTW....I would have loved to have you in my class.

Peggy~ said...

Thanks, Lisa! And I would love to have been in your class. (Smile)

Claire Swenson said...

That's great Peggy! Funny you could write poems even at that young age......and a good one at that. I think my first poem was There was a bee in the tree,

Peggy~ said...

Thanks, Claire! I think I was born reciting poetry! (Smile) And I bet you did better than you remember. Besides, "There was a bee in the tree" is a very good poem. (Smile)

Sandie Morris Bills said...

And writing you do so well!! Love your stories

Peggy~ said...

Thanks, Sandie, my friend!