A writer is born: #SOLSC21

On this World Poetry Day, I played with erasure poetry as inspired by another slicer. The text I used from “You Are a Writer” by Jeff Goins is below – thanks for sharing it, Jen!

a writer is born
she comes with a destiny:
share her words,
proclaim a message

move, motivate
shake earth,
rattle heavens

writing –
we get to choose it
(or not)
every single day

whether world hears message,
whether you leave impact –
entirely up to you

scary, isn’t it?

May be an image of book and text that says 'ONE: CLAIMING THE TITLE Every day, somewhere, a writer is born. She comes into the world with a destiny: share her words and proclaim a message. To make difference. These words have the power to moveand motivate strangers, to shake the earth and rattle heavens. If only she would write them. It's choice, writing is. One that belongs me. We get to choose it (or not) every whether the world hears your message- leave the impact you were born to make- up to you. Scary, isn'
Thanks to Jen Laffin at Teach Write for sharing!

9 thoughts on “A writer is born: #SOLSC21

  1. I like that it is a choice. Sometimes we want be heard and other times we want to keep quiet. It’s a choice. Lovely poem, glad you chose to write it.

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  2. I love this – sounds like the first cousin to blackout poetry. I’ll have to give this a spin! – I’m also going to have to share this passage (and perhaps the book as well) with my students. Thank you!

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  3. Such power in this, Britt! For there’s such power in writing. Sometimes I think writing chooses me. I am always in awe of where it leads me. It’s a battle with fear sometimes, yes…and an act of faith that always comes through. Endlessly fascinating, writing.

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