26 April 2012

Today is Poem In Your Pocket Day

In the spirit of #pocketpoem on twitter, I share this.

Defining Success
Each day I write a little something, believing one day
a wordsmith's bullet will hit the target. It isn’t easy,
resurrecting dormant vocabulary and proper punctuation,
diagramming feelings into prose and poetry;
however, I shamelessly aim for heartfelt truth
and fire off simple rounds. If the only upshot
my writing accomplishes is to cause the reader
(yes, you!) to realize you have much to say,
then, my posted ponderings become successful
when you set pen to paper, fingertips to keyboard,
and shoot your words into the bulls-eye.

Cathy Safiran
March 25, 2012