Sometimes everything has to be enscribed across the heavens so you can find the one line already written inside you. Sometimes it takes a great sky to find that small, bright, and indescribable wedge of freedom in your own heart. David Whyte

Dungeon Prompt – Why do You Blog? A Gift Beyond Measure

on September 3, 2015

It began Mother’s Day 2014.
One son suggested out of the blue
Why not blog? Just the thing for you
Collector of stories and a writer to boot.

Another son offered his gift to me
Put me in touch with his pre-teenage son
New WordPress blogger and ready to teach
Showed me the ropes and Cronechronicler was born.

The very first gift begat many more.
Writing 101 turned a golden key
Opened a well and a geyser poured forth
Words, stories, feelings filling up posts.

My third son was first to read and comment
Mom, you’re a writer – you’ve got good stuff
Just do your homework and you’ll make the grade.
Little did we four know where this would lead.

As I continued to write day by day
Words shaping images marched on the page
Meters the drumbeat gave old stories new form
Something else was afoot, a poet was born.

Mysterious gift heartfelt thanks I do owe
Seeds of words planted a lifetime ago
Blossoms exotic, some quite common-place
Given to me to abundantly share.

You ask why I blog?
Simple reply.
I write out of joy
Expect nothing less.

Written in response to Dungeon Prompt: Why Do You blog?

19 responses to “Dungeon Prompt – Why do You Blog? A Gift Beyond Measure

  1. Karuna says:

    I enjoyed reading your response to the Dungeon Prompt. Blogging is such gift to all of us……. to the writer and to the reader.

  2. Meredith says:

    You have a great gift with words. I’m so glad our paths crossed!

  3. […] A Gift Beyond Measure – Cronechronicler […]

  4. Sreejit Poole says:

    Great poem. Love poems that really tell a story. Cool that you and my mom (Karuna Poole) met at Writing 101. So many great connections in the blogosphere.

  5. Silver Threading says:

    This is truly amazing! You have come so far in your journey. I am always happy reading your words. ❤

  6. vivachange77 says:

    Many thanks, Colleen. ❤

  7. Joy is probably the best reason to write, I’m glad that blogging gave you new life as a writer 🙂

  8. Luanne says:

    And what a great motivation!!!

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