Look Out World…

April A-Z Blogging Challenge

For the month of April I will be participating in the A-Z Challenge. You can find out more about it here:

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I wrote this poem in a poetry class a few years ago. My first book, Bristol boyz Stomp was about to be released and I was so nervous. I had been feeling stuck in so many ways and I knew that having my dream of being a published author come true meant that it was time for me to let go and Keep Moving Forward. We only had 5 minutes to come up with the poem and a poet I am not. I should rewrite it some day:)

Look Out World…

I remember so clearly way back then…

Curled up in my closet with a book and a pen

The ending didn’t sit well with me

I needed a flashlight so I could see.

Before I realized; I was a mother-to-be

Much too young I’m sure you would agree

She became my life, my world and my pride

I could not contain the tears of joy I cried.

I was so ecstatic and could not wait to start

I tried so hard to control my anxious heart

Local stories I wanted to get just right

My dream job I was getting paid to write.

Journals full of stories I wanted to tell

I lacked the belief they would ever sell

I’ve come so close so many times before

My lack of confidence slammed that door.

Horror struck my family and I needed to vent

Journals of anger to agents I sent

I refused to give up, this story I was compelled to share

Someone, somewhere I hoped would care.


I still couldn’t commit take that final leap

The pain of rejection was just too deep

Fear was gluing my feet to the ground

When suddenly so many supportive friends I found.

My dreams are reality, and yes it’s true

I can’t stop it now the release is over due

My dream is reality and yes I am feeling my power surge

Look out world I’m fearless now

I am a woman on the verge!

Maybe a silly poem  but just typing the words inspired me to move forward.

I love being part of A.J.’s A-Z Team!

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