"You Have My Permission to Write," poetry of encouragement for all new writers in a workshop setting
You Have My Permission to Write
You have my permission to write
a poem whenever you might
have something that you want to say
and can say in no other way.
When your inspiration’s on fire
your pencil in hand will not tire
while your heart continues to pour
compelling and fresh metaphor.
“Okay! But to whom should I write?
How can I be sure it’s all right?!
Most people don’t care what I say;
to them, it’s just meaningless play!”
But that’s just the point, don’t you see?
You never know who will agree.
Creativeness means, “You create!”
Your passionate Muse cannot wait.
With fresh poetry, you’re in charge
if you can enlarge world-at-large
with words and connections it needs,
as stumbling ahead, it proceeds.
The stories you write do the same
when life’s toughest tigers you tame
by sharing your knowledge and bliss
in telling how that led to this.
So write, if you can; it’s your choice
to welcome or muzzle your voice,
but don’t let yourself be a clod;
you were made in the image of God.
Copyright © June 2011 by The Max Havlick School, 16 W. Vermont St., Villa Park, IL 60181-1938, all rights reserved.
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