Congratulations to Random Chick for her winning entry into my poetry contest, Ode to Blogging.' So RC, I need your address so that I can mail you your prize as soon as it is completed.
I would like to thank all five of you who entered. Leah, your tanka was super, and
Mr. Shife, your poem was very sweet. And since you are with child, I will be sending you a special consolation prize in the mail as soon as you email me your address. And if you don't send me your address I will just have to get it from our dear Suzanne, who by the way, submitted an interesting non-haiku verse. And last but not least there was MJ and her violent love poem. We all know that deep down MJ is sweet loving and nurturing woman, and yearns for love and understanding. I hear ya sister. I hear ya. Phwap Pwhap Pwhap, here's your love and understanding. LOL
So I suppose, since all FIVE of you were so kind to write an entry for my contest, I should share my poem of why I love to blog.
"Blog Thou Art Loved"
I write to be heard
When I am happy
When I am sad
When things don't go my way
And when I'm glad that they have
I write to share
Things of nature
Things of beauty
Things of laughter
Things of life as it may come
And of the death of loved ones
I write because I love it.
The wonderful people that I have met
The wonderful dreams that I have shared
The wonderful fears that I have conquered
The wonderful life long friends I have made
Yes, to blog is to live
and to live is to love
To love is to laugh
and to laugh is to be free
So I write to live,
to love, and to laugh,
but mostly I write to set me free
and be me.