The  Things I Write For

The Things I Write For

A Poem by LadyAnn68
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What gets me high on life now are these things!

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The Things I Write For


Lost in aspirations
Delusions of grandeur’s I’m still searching to find
Constantly thinking, constantly writing
On thoughts so deep down in my mind


Looking back on the road I’ve traveled
Life’s events are never free
But this journey I’m now making
Is what’s shaping and molding me


I sing when I feel happy
I watch a child take his first step
I kneel when I am speaking to God
For the prayers in my heart I’ve always kept


I write to keep me going
I write to help my anger pass me by
I write for health, family, and most of all Love
I write for things that now get me high!


YES! I WIRTE FOR THE THINGS MONEY JUST CAN’T BUY!

©LadyAnn Graham-Gilreath
December 25, 2012

 


© 2015 LadyAnn68



Author's Note

LadyAnn68
This is one of the first poems I wrote when I was happy with my life in Recovery.

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I love the striving of this. I am constantly taken with the beauty of striving. No one has this beauty so much as those in recovery. They have the clarity of vision on that subject that allows it to be all the more poignant. Lost in aspirations, who can't relate? I have spent a lifetime in that state. (I think you may want to change "I" to "I'm" in the second sentence though...The English tutor in me feels the need to say it as a help.) Writing is a great high, and one that is under control. For our minds are clearly capable of everything we feel on drugs, without drugs being needed. We can achieve those ecstasies within ourselves, and the only difference is that when WE do it, we have control.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LadyAnn68

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reviewing this how are you...are you still on this site???
Robert Tusitala O'Neill

2 Years Ago

Yes, I'm absolutely still here...I just got back to work and got way busy again. I come here and re.. read more
LadyAnn68

2 Years Ago

Well it is so good to hear from you...I have missed you...if you get a chance you should read my Rel.. read more



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Me too.
"YES! I WIRTE FOR THE THINGS MONEY JUST CAN’T BUY!"
Hard to write for profit. Pleasure to write for the sharing of words. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 2 Years Ago


LadyAnn68

2 Years Ago

I love to create art with magical words or pragmatic words...tell a story or describe a scene...but .. read more
Coyote Poetry

2 Years Ago

You are welcome dear Poet.
Well written and expressed!
Writing is definitely a place of freedom:)
Thanks for sharing and b-blessed!

Posted 2 Years Ago


LadyAnn68

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jamestown...I thought you might like this one...it was one of my firsts...
Jamestown

2 Years Ago

Always enjoy reading your work!
LadyAnn68

2 Years Ago

Likewise....
This is a great poem and very relatable for anyone who writes. Everyone has experiences or reasons that drive them to write and you have done a beautiful job at conveying that.

Posted 3 Years Ago


LadyAnn68

3 Years Ago

Thank you this is one of my very favorites!
Those are the things I write for too, some of them anyway, we all write for different reasons, you have expressed this directly and openly. I like the last line, that is so true.

Writing is a life force

Good luck with your exams fingers crossed

Posted 3 Years Ago


LadyAnn68

3 Years Ago

I am a little scared about them...but if I don't give it my best shot, I will never have another. th.. read more
Beautiful LA, we write for so many reasons, I can feel the joy you have in recovery!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


I think we get the highs and lows in our writes as anything else. here you have shared your highs...Here is a high five for you...Bravo

Posted 3 Years Ago


LadyAnn68

3 Years Ago

Oh thank you this poem for me is my life! I fell happiest when I write or sing!
Sami Khalil

3 Years Ago

I understand...You are welcome...:)......................
I love the striving of this. I am constantly taken with the beauty of striving. No one has this beauty so much as those in recovery. They have the clarity of vision on that subject that allows it to be all the more poignant. Lost in aspirations, who can't relate? I have spent a lifetime in that state. (I think you may want to change "I" to "I'm" in the second sentence though...The English tutor in me feels the need to say it as a help.) Writing is a great high, and one that is under control. For our minds are clearly capable of everything we feel on drugs, without drugs being needed. We can achieve those ecstasies within ourselves, and the only difference is that when WE do it, we have control.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

LadyAnn68

2 Years Ago

Thank you for reviewing this how are you...are you still on this site???
Robert Tusitala O'Neill

2 Years Ago

Yes, I'm absolutely still here...I just got back to work and got way busy again. I come here and re.. read more
LadyAnn68

2 Years Ago

Well it is so good to hear from you...I have missed you...if you get a chance you should read my Rel.. read more
Very nice..glad to see you write the lite fantastic..and not the dark monkey.

Scott

Posted 3 Years Ago



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