Sunday, June 24, 2012

I Am A Writer

I am a writer.
Though my weariness slides over me,
pushes me to rest,
wraps me warm in sleep,
keeps me
from making music with words,

I am a writer.
Though my days are wound tight together,
task after task stacked
like dominoes,
things that must be done
jammed hard against my head

I am a writer.
Though I fear I shall never learn to focus,
never learn to sacrifice
for this passion for words,
this hard, aching, desire,
to grab ahold and never let go.

But I am a writer.
Though words rarely leave my fingertips,
my heart still holds ,
warm, and breathing,
the breath of words,
beating beside my heart.

I shall never give up,
never give in,
never stop trying,
because, regardless of anything,
my heart knows.

I am a writer.

- Emma Pearl - 


Unknown said...

I love you, Emma... you are a beautiful writer, whether you are writing a story with your diligent work in the kitchen, at the piano with Grace and I, or sitting at your laptop, tapping away. :) The Lord is working through you and speaking through you. I love you dearly!!

Leah said...

So glad you're blogging again, Emma! I've missed it!

Unknown said...

I love your poetry! Your words have rekindled my passion for writing, my passion for life :) Don't stop sharing your God-given gift with the world! Shalom