A Happy Number~#writing #gratitude #themagicshop


I’m sitting here looking at a recent notification on my blog. I’ve officially written one hundred pieces on it. To some, this is a drop in the bucket. But, to me it means so much more. The inner writer that has struggled to return for many years after he stopped back in high school-is back. Everyone here in this community of writers, knows that there is nothing more exhilarating than making your ideas into a tangible piece that can be savored by another.

Part of my recent “resurrection” back into writing has been in meeting a certain poet that inspired me to start again. I’m not going to embarrass her here, but I will be eternally grateful for her presence in my life. She always refutes my gratitude claiming she did nothing, but that couldn’t be any further from what I feel.

I’ve enjoyed my time here in this community and will continue to contribute whatever ideas pop into my head.

Thanks for listening, dear reader.

-John Freda (August,2018)

Just Write It~#poetry #writing #themagicshop


Random thoughts in your head

Ideas you think that should be read

Find a place with no sound

Take out a pen, start scribbling down

Is this the best that you can do?

Ignore that thought and follow through

You hesitate from critical doubt

Still force your words to be written out

A quick proofread makes you think

Your literary skills really stink

The process here is a skilled art

In which one learns to script their part

You’re no Shakespeare, but that’s ok.

Just keep writing from day to day