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The Gift To Write

Updated on July 1, 2011

You don’t know where it comes from. It’s like a little voice whispering the words for you to write.

It wakes you up out of your sleep and gets you out of the bed in the middle of the night.

It’s something that you must do.

It’s a drive that pulls you.

No matter where you are, no matter what you are doing.

It’s something that you are always pursuing.

It runs through you like the blood that flows through your veins.

It comes out of your fingertips like water when it rains.

You were blessed with a gift. A gift to capture an emotion with a word.

To put them to together on paper so they can be heard.

I embrace my gift with all of my might.

And may the Lord continue to bless us with the gift to write.

© 2011 Karen A. Harris

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    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Thank you uban...I am so happy you stopped by. Thank you for your kind words.

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Thank you uban...I am so happy you stopped by. Thank you for your kind words.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 

      7 years ago from Lagos

      That's the spirit. Writing is a passion, when you are at your peak it is so enjoyable. I love writing. Thanks for capturing it in those sweet words. Kudos

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      @ahorseback. Thank you so much for stopping by. You are so correct...you are not alone :)

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      ahorseback 

      7 years ago

      Writing has helped even this fifty eight year old man to learn that there are others out there just like me , Never stop writing Sassy , never stop. Great job!.......:-}

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Thank you catydid :)

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      Catharine Parks 

      7 years ago from Niagara Falls, On

      Amen sister! Exactly how I feel,great hub!

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      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Right on, Sassy-or should I say, "write on"! LOL When the muse beckons, I follow, as does many of us here in the community. :)

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      jm72writes 

      7 years ago from Missouri

      This is awesome. Perfect way to sum up what makes writers write.

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      @ Flora.....thank you. I know what you mean about the late nights until the early mornings. Enjoy your holiday :)

      @ Babble....I read your response and I am very honored. I loved it. I am glad that I was able to inspire you. God bless you :)

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      babblebreeder28 

      7 years ago from The Midwest

      It's fantastically ironic that reading this inspired me to write. I couldn't help but create a response of sorts. Not nearly as good as yours, but it was fun :) I hope you read it, and thanks for sharing!

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      FloraBreenRobison 

      7 years ago

      Hi, sassyk73

      This is why I can be up still at 3am writing even though I don't need any extra help having difficulty sleeping by not getting to bed until the wee hours of the morning. And you have to write ideas down right away or you forget it and then you will be upset.

      Hope you had a great Canada day. I did.

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Epi I am speechless....thank you. It is always a pleasure and an honor for you to stop by. Your comments are a breath of fresh air. Happy Canada Day to you :)

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      epigramman 

      7 years ago

      ....I love this so much that I want the entire world to see it and rejoice in your sacred words so I will post this to my Facebook page with a direct link back here - and thank you for your nice visit and Happy Canada day from fabulous lake erie time 11:59pm

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Thank you so much ladyjojo. Lol...when I don't have anything around but my cell I record it as a memo. If I don't it will drive me crazy. Thank you for stopping by. God bless you :)

    • sassyk73 profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen A. Harris 

      7 years ago from Milwaukee, WI

      Thank you Professor M and Michelle. I am really happy that you stopped by. It is an honor to have you read my poem and receive all of this wonderful feedback. God bless you :)

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      ladyjojo 

      7 years ago

      ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC couldn't be explained any better.

      I love this hub because it's true.

      I can testify of having to jump up out my sleep/bed and start writing or typing, even when i am on the road and no PC or pen is available i write it as a text and save on my cell. It's definitely a gift from above ;)

      Poetic inspiration

      God bless and keep up the good work

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      Michelle 

      7 years ago from Connecticut

      Amazingly beautiful. This wonderful piece reflects what I feel about my writing. No one else in my family is a writer but many of us are avid readers and I feel that my avid reading has helped to fuel my storytelling. But to put the stories and characters down onto paper after they have been living in your head for so long . . . it's an amazing thing.

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      Aka Professor M 

      7 years ago

      Well stated and expressed in a exceptionally succinct and lucid fashion, sassyk73! This is the best description of inspiration that I read in a long long time!

      Voted this up and awesome, sassyk73 Great job!

      Regards Mike (Aka professor M) ;D

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