Reminiscing

So last night I was going through all of my poems that I have written over the years, and I came across some other writings that I had almost forgotten about. I will get to that in a minute.

It took me a while to go through all of the poems as I had close to 150. What saddens me though is that I couldn’t find one of them. I had a list that I made and then continued to add to that list as I wrote a new poem. I had typed most of the poems (some of them were even on old typing paper using a typewriter). So, as I was going through all of the pages and journals that I had, checking off the poems, I couldn’t find one of my earlier poems. I think the total came to 143 (minus the poem I couldn’t find). However, I did come across another poem that I did not have on the list, so the total is back up to 143. It was the last poem I wrote…around 2005. I haven’t said this in years, but I used to say that some day I would like to write a book of poetry. I would just compile all the poems, put them in an order, and try to make a decent manuscript of poetry. I think I am more tempted and getting more motivated to do that now that I have my poetry. I might even be able to make a couple of books. I’ll see how it goes.

I’ll come back to the other writings I came across. In one of my theatre classes while finishing my undergraduate program, we had to keep a journal. In that journal I also wrote some poems and few other things during the semester. After the semester ended, I decided to keep going with the journal and continued writing poems and other thoughts and ideas. Well I came across those and there was also actually a couple of items that could possibly make short stories as well. I mean, I’ve written some short screenplays so why not some short stories.

I guess the point to all of this was that if you’re a writer, hold on to what you write. It could be cause for something else in the future. Unless, of course, it is just plain awful and a disgrace to the literary world to have it out there, then by all means discard it like yesterday’s trash. But if it has some potential, even a kernel of literary goodness, then keep it…file it away, put it within reach, because you never know where that next literary spark will come from.

Happy writing!

Life

I’m still getting used to this and going through some of life’s pitfalls. Before today, I was experiencing circumstances that were not pleasant. I’m still overcoming some of them but something else has turned around. I was thinking how times in life one has things planned and a course of action to navigate through this crazy world. Then BAM! Something drives you off course and all that is left is to wonder how you got to that point. As you pick up the pieces, put things back together, and begin to get back on course, BAM! Something happens and a positive light comes around and it slowly starts coming back together. So I guess the point to this little bit of prose is that if we, as people, sit back and do nothing…nothing will change. We must go and make change happen, and eventually an opportunity will arise.

1st post

This is my initial post as a blogger. I am attempting to get back into writing more and this, I think, would be a very good place to start. I’m still getting used to all of this and will have more posts in the future, but as I’m still going through some other personal issues and things it might be another few days before I will post again. So until then…have a great day!

I do also have something else to say…it’s better to burn out, than to fade away!