A reason to write

@sallypup (26293)
Moses Lake, Washington
October 29, 2015 11:05am CST
An arts organization that has published a few of my poems informed me that they were about to publish a large collection of past poetry. Would I give my permission for one of those poems to be in this compilation? I sent an affirmative. That was last year. Finally yesterday the book of poetry arrived in our mailbox. My little ditty lurked way in the back. My Mom took hold of the volume and dug until she found it. All of my wandering, all of my attempts to put feeling to paper, all is rewarded. I've now heard my Mom read one of my poems. She read it aloud. She stumbled cause she is not reading as well as she did a few years back. And yet hearing her. A gift. I stood, listened, humbled, grateful.
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@jaboUK (53411)
• United Kingdom
30 Oct 15
That's so good to hear. Well done for getting your poem into the book, and how satisfying to have your mom read it.
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@sallypup (26293)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Oct 15
The poem was a reaction to the time I'd visited my Mom- she'd been living in a far away state- and now here she is reading it! (The poem does not directly say Mom but the implication was there.)
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• Preston, England
30 Oct 15
A lovely proud and no doubt much deserved experience for you. Well done
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@sallypup (26293)
• Moses Lake, Washington
30 Oct 15
Thank you and good to hear from you @arthurchappell.
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@Rohvannyn (3118)
• United States
31 Oct 15
Woohoo! Isn't it great to see your stuff in print, where it belongs? I'm glad it was picked, and glad you could enjoy it with your Mom.
@sallypup (26293)
• Moses Lake, Washington
31 Oct 15
Thank you, @rohvannyn. It was great to see the poem in print for a second time.
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