How exciting to be “running” another marathon for the second year in a row. It’s Friday night and I’m heading to bed to get some much needed sleep. I’m so nervous about tomorrow’s early start! Terrified that I won’t make the full 24 hours 😵💫🥱😴😴 But I’m persevering pen in hand, brand new notebook ready (I’m old fashioned) the rhyming machine and thesaurus tabs up on my Chrome and so much pent up emotions and feelings that will eventually find their way into a poem or two or ten or 24! Good luck everyone! Happy writing ✍️
Growing up mainly on islands in BC gave me a deep love and gratitude for oceans, forests, lakes and mountains, something to write about as I appreciate the simple things in life. I wouldn't mind living in a different era, to be honest. I love nature. It changes but never really changes (a tree is always a tree bringing up childhood reminiscent of once hope and dreams) I love reading, listening to music, watching foreign movies. My passion is justice and advocating for the ones who get lost in the cracks and are rejected by the agendas and think tanks that are so quickly created these days. Writing poetry is my lifeline, my purpose and passion. I like to write against the grain....about views that are not so popular in the mainstream. I write about society, God, Jesus, heartache, loneliness, the conflict with aging and death...
Hello Fellow Poet Marathoners!
So motivating reading all your introductions. I’m excited to get started tomorrow so early in the morning! I’ve never done anything like this before. In fact, I’ve never attended any sort of marathon! Perhaps a series-watching marathon is as close as I got. Haha. I’m glad that I discovered poetry so long ago and I’m so glad that I discovered this poetry marathon to get me out of my funk and giving me an opportunity to create some poetry and to get a chapbook out there once and for all. What a great self-care go-to poetry is, to be honest. Good luck everyone!