I'm glad that's all sorted out.
I encourage you to post my friend.
It's helped me enormously.
For years I've been told to write things down ... like a kind of journal ...
by T's and friends alike.
I couldn't do it ... it was just too hard.
I used to wonder why I would get so angry and frustrated and confused and discouraged every time I started to put things on paper.
I think it was because of 3 things.
It scared the bejesus out of me.
I was scared of dropping dead and have someone else read it ...
and ... even here ... ESPECIALLY here ...
It makes my skin crawl to put things down on paper or in a post because it
then becomes true ... and it's out there for
EVERYBODY to read FOREVER !!!!!!!!
It's been quite a surprise to learn that others write a lot but just can't
bring themselves to hit 'submit'.
I don't know why ... and I don't think they do either.
Some of the stuff I do put up is far worse than the things I don't.
You're not alone in that way.
I can offer no advice on how to overcome that ... other than to use your
Some of my stuff is just crap ... and unfortunately ... it get's put up anyway.
I've had some real doozies. :P
Something that does drive me crazy is the indifference of the vast majority of people
who come to poetry ... read ... and have nothing to say.
Amongst the regular guys and the odd outsider there is fantastic support and encouragement ...
but some things are read 3,4, 500 and more times.
Granted ... many of those numbers are re-reads ... but that still leaves a lot
of people riding the rails without paying for the ticket.
What's wrong ... cat got your typing finger?
Oh boy ... talking about rails ... I sure skipped the track here ...
... enough with the rant.
So ... you've all heard this before ... from me and some others ...
but here's goes ... before I chicken out ...