Yield to Me
Poetry & Prompts / April 8, 2015

Yield to Me Some may say you are strong, so bold And some say that you are so cold But your heart has warmth to unfold I can feel it when you hold me I hear it when you sing to me So Yield to me now, Yield to me On the surface you seem so brave This is the way you must behave When your own heart you can not save And all you feel is doubt and fear You must know this my precious dear That Love is strong and Love is near So Yield to me now, Yield to me By Michele at the Nexus You can use any or all lines of Yield to Me as poetry writing prompts. Please credit the source and back link (if possible) to the entire poem.

Why The Advice to Just Write is Just Wrong
Rants / April 4, 2015

Why The Advice to Just Write is Just Wrong Since I was a teen I’d been writing regularly. I kept diaries, journals, wrote poems, songs, short stories and any piece of an idea that came to me. I literally had binders full of these types of writings. Why? Because I had been told that to become a better writer I had to… just write. The only problem was, I WASN’T becoming a better writer. I’d open up a binder and sift through my writings and wonder what the hell I was thinking. I was struck by how much of my own writing I didn’t want to read. Writing takes time and effort. So, why would I want to put energy into something that didn’t give me a sense of satisfaction? Why indeed. But, I had heard (over and over again) how important it was to just write. So I did.