Wednesday, April 6, 2011


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It was more than just writing.
Writing every day.
It was thinking, reflecting, rereading.
Editing, perfecting, and publishing.
It was complicated.  It was intensive.
It was worth the push and pull of my heart and my mind.


It was more than just reading.
Reading many slices each day.
It was perusing, observing, scrutinizing.
Learning, interpreting, and adoring.
Some I skimmed. Some I soaked in.
Some grabbed me by the hand and led me to a writer's dream.



  1. You are an inspiration to me. I appreciate your insight into your deeper thoughts. You have accomplished so much and continue to do more. You are a great role model for your daughters and students. Keep striving for more and thanks for pushing me. Love M

  2. Michelle, this is wonderful. Your poetry always speaks to me. This poem sums up the challenge perfectly for me. And I loved the line "Some grabbed me by the hand and led me to a writer's dream." Beautiful.


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