Sunday, November 22, 2015

Paper ... White and Clean

Paper ... White and Clean
By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter
(All artwork is by me, owned by me ... Gloria Faye Brown Bates)

A blank piece of paper, white and clean
No written words has it ever seen
Until ... I come along, feel the need to write on it

I sit, close my eyes to see
In my mind what I want to write about me
Decide do I want to draw or write

My fingers begin typing merrily along
Words in my mind ... sing song
Tapping my memories as they flow

From my mind just as rain falls from the sky
Words like drops splash on my page ... oh my
The colors of my life

Grief, pain mostly what I know
I wish I could tell you it ain't so
Life is what it is ... no more or less

I don't feel sorry for myself, nor stay down and out
Because it gives me stories to write about
I write stories for you to read making it a positive thing

To entertain, make you sad, glad ... happy or cry
That's what stories are for I think as I sigh
Yes, I give you a story as I get much needed release

We are both happy for it
As you read and I ... typing words as I sit
That's what readers, writers do!

My characters want to play
Giving me words they want to say
I'm doing what I love to do

Life-giving words to bring characters alive
As they walk, run, jump ... even dive
I put the colors in their life as I paint with words

If my stories are sad
With words I can take away the bad
Making everyone happy once again

As they live the rest of their life happily
Ride off into the sunset as far as I can see
I let go ... everything is alright once again

No longer is the paper white, clean
It's colored with my words waiting to be seen
Beginning of story ... all the way to The End

Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee

Note by this Author:

Photo/poem written ... owned by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

1 comment:

  1. If writing is what it takes for you to "let out" your grief or pain----by golly do it!!! You do what you have to do help yourself. I love your stories you write and I love the pictures you draw and paint. Beautiful work by a beautiful person!! Love, Ms. Nancy