I Wanted to Write Something .........
Write What's in Your Heart.
I suppose it's the ultimate wish , dream or direction of any "wanna be writer" , To write something profound . Some poem , some story or essay , sometimes I suppose , it's the needs , the needs that evolve from emotions from the desire to express how we feel. And , I don't mean physically ,how we feel !
I think it was the great novelist C.S.Lewis who wrote , "That we read to know that we are not alone " ........This is a profound and insightful statement , and I'm sure someone may already have written this somewhere , but I would also say this...."We write to know that we are not alone ", Quite often I see in the forums or in some hubs as well, This very thing beginning to take place , in a poem or story or even in the hubs that are written in the , all too often , illusive chase for the dollar or for recognition .
In my experience here at Hub Pages , That ! Aloneness , is what I believe is perhaps the single most important ingredient of a beginning writer , or even those with more of a "trained" writers education in their background. The need to reach out to touch, and to be touched ,by another person !
I have also , just like in my own case , met people whom are searching for someone to say , thats really nice ! Think about this for a moment , Don't you like it when someone hugs you , or when you run into someone that you know and they speak your name ? I , for one , many times in my life , have had that happen out of surprise and yet it always leaves me feeling that , wow , he [or she ]knows me ! " Or , as a man , I can't tell you how nice it is or how it affects me when a woman puts her hand on my arm or hand when they speak to me .
I think its all about wanting to be 'known " in some way , to be recognized . Hey , there's nothing worse than walking into a room full of people and being ignored , either purposely or not. The difference being walking into that same situation and having one of those " me" experiences , where it just seems that everyone notices and speaks .....or touches you in a way that leaves you inspired , inspired by being "known ". And so , this is for all of you ! who have made me feel ....known!
I picked up the pen and then put it
back down .....
A storm of lonlyness had
gathering slowly around
A storm that just seemed to
go on and on and on......
One long storm of darkness
before a forgiving dawn
But then came dawns light.... just grey
in it's forming
And in the new born day
a sunlit warming
Lifting the weight of the pen
it's not like I'm not known
I began writing again and
found out ....I'm not alone