Imagine sitting around a table with a group of writers. All listening to each other and adding their constructive criticism. I stress "constructive." They all have a story to tell and are open to verbal editing. I have always been in awe of those who can write something that goes on for more than a page; storytellers who can keep you from getting a good night's sleep because you can't put it down. After my first encounter I felt the need to describe it.
We are Writers
Like pioneers round a camp fire
we circle up, settle in and smile.
Only, there is no campfire,
just a round table with Styrofoam cups
and notebooks that runneth over.
The fire comes from within.
The warmth of each one’s passion
radiates as they read aloud
this week’s insights and inspiration.
we explore the unknown
or the once known and long forgotten
trails, trials and triumphs that converge
into who we are.
we pause and ponder each new awakening.
What does it mean?
Where will it lead?
I need to know and so,
I keep going.
We are pioneers;
exploring unbroken trails,
discovering meaning amidst memories,
uncovering paths from what was to what is,
finding scenic routes linking you with me.
We are pioneers.
We are Writers.
Jeff Hildebrandt © Feb. 4, 2010