Serenity

In the quietness of a moonless night

There is a serenity that surrounds us

A peace of the soul and of the heart

The nearness of the stars

The gentle sounds of the night

Bring us close to ourselves

My wish is simple

May we all find our own peace

Our own serenity

And our own calmness

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Slow Dance

As we dance slowly together
The rhythm of our love moves us
Gently caressing our minds
And filling our hearts with love

We move sensually as one
Holding our bodies close together
Swaying slowly
To the music of love

Our love is like a slow dance
Bringing us together
As our souls move as one
Dancing our slow dance of love

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What You Give Away

It’s not what you have,
It’s not what you take,
It’s what you give away.

Give Your love freely
Give your heart totally
Don’t hold anything back

The more you let go,
The more you surrender,
The more you will receive.

For it’s not what you own,
It’s not who you are

It’s what you give away.

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Water’s Edge

As I sit at the water’s edge
I am at peace…
The reflection of the moon
Casts a glow on the ripples,
And I think of you…

Through good times and bad
You were always with me…
Loving me…laughing with me…
Crying with me…But always with me…

You were my love,
You were my life,
Together forever
At the water’s edge

Until…

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Let Me Count The Ways

There are so many ways to be Loved,
To be Wanted,
To be Needed,
To be Pleasured…

If you want to learn the ways to be Loved,
To be Wanted,
To be Needed,
To be Pleasured…

Come to Me,
Let Me help you…
Let Me teach you…

Let Me count the ways…

With you…

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Walls

Break down your walls,
Let yourself be free

Let me be your guide
In a world with no walls

Come with me to a special place
No fear
No Lies
No walls

Let me help you
Break down your walls

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The Beauty Within

Beauty is a mystery to some,
Searching constantly for what We
each feel is beautiful.

Take a moment to look closely at these images;
Look not at what they are,
But at what they mean to You.

If We all take the time
To look inside Ourselves…
If We all take the time
To find who and what We are,
Then We will discover the beauty within.

Take the time…
Find what is within You…
Set it free…and live.

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Awakening Stars

The night sky enfolds us,
Holding us close.
We look to the sky
At awakening stars.

Day is now over,
It’s the hour of night.
The heavens are covered
With awakening stars.

At the end of each day
Comes a magical time,
As darkness surrounds us
With awakening stars.

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This Is Where We Belong

As we age we wonder
Where we truly belong.
We go through life searching,
Without knowing what we’ll find.

But when we find it,
When we realize what was meant to be,
We understand and we find happiness,
Knowing our search is over.

Our journey began in the past,
As we traveled through many lives,
Somehow knowing that we had loved before,
In a different time, in a different place.

When we finally meet again
The familiarity is overwhelming and we realize,
Our happiness has always been with each other,
And this is where we belong.

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Kissing Rain

Standing here…
On the shore…

The rain falling…
Washing away my tears…

I still see you…
I still hear you…
I still love you…

Every now and then,
Feel me cross your mind,

And know that I am here…

Kissing Rain…

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The Versatile Blogger Award

I would like to give a huge thank you to Storyteller for nominating me for the Versatile Blogger Award and ask all of you to check out her blog. I guarantee that you will certainly enjoy her work.

What is the Versatile Blogger Award?

Bloggers nominate other bloggers who they believe deserve recognition for their high-quality standard of writing, uniqueness of content, passion and love displayed throughout the site and to top it off, amazing photos!

Rules :

  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and share their link.
  2. Nominate up to 10 bloggers for the award and provide links to their blogs. Also, inform them about the nomination.
  3. Reveal 7 facts about yourself that your readers may not know.

Seven facts about me

1. I am a 73 year old retired rock & roll drummer, poet, writer, Air Force veteran, Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional, Open Heart Surgery Survivor and an all around romantic gentleman.
2. I live on 6 country acres on the upper Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee with my wife Susan, our ten dogs and our palomino pinto quarter horse, Teaka.
3. I am a PK – you might want to research that. If you can’t find the answer, just ask me.
4. I enjoy all kinds of music but I’m not really fond of rap, heavy metal or opera. My musical tastes include classic rock, Celtic rock, Celtic romantic, big band, new age, instrumental guitar, drum solos and slow, sexy jazz.
5. I am proud of my Scottish heritage and am a member of the Lindsay Clan.My dream is to visit Scotland with my wife before my current life is over. 
6. I have 3 sons and 2 grandsons. 
7. I have written and recorded two of my copyrighted songs. 

And now I am happy to nominate the following for the Versatile Blogger Award:

Sweta Ojha

shraddha1993

Just A Broken Person

Maryum Khalid

Heartstring Eulogies

Eirini’s Diary

Miri Elm

Lady Twiiti

Invisibly Me

Adventure or Tea?

My thanks again to my friend Storyteller for this nomination. It’s time to write some poetry!

Until then, this is Walt, exiting with a drum roll and a cymbal crash…

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Love Lost… Love Found…

Sometimes, when we lose a love
We hide within ourselves.
We think that we can’t go on,
But we do.

At first, the days are long,
Our hearts are heavy.
But then something wonderful occurs,
And we find love again.

Life is a journey with twists and turns,
But life is always worth living.
Because lost love
Will always be found.

What we think are endings
Are often new beginnings.
Be strong, and know that
Love lost will lead to love found.

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Alone

Alone…
Quietness..
Alone with my thoughts…

The beach at night…
Peaceful moonlight…
The scent of night blooming jasmine
Fills the night air…

Alone… Sadness..
A single tear…
Alone…
And lonely…

Alone… Silent…
Empty thoughts…
Feeling lost…
And alone…

Then you appear…
Filling my heart…
Filling my soul…
Holding my hand…

And I am no longer alone…

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Feel Me On The Evening Breeze

Feel me on the evening breeze
For I am always with you…

I am the night-songs that you hear
playing softly in your ear…

Feel me on the evening breeze
For I am always near…

I surround you with my presence
Keeping you safe from fear…

Feel me on the evening breeze
Blowing softly through your hair…

Know that I am always near
To wipe away your tears…

My love for you will never die
And you’ll feel me on the breeze…

The words I write are from the heart,
And are carried on the breeze…

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Burn

When you think of me
I want you to burn…
I want the fire in your soul
to ignite with passion…
I want to feel your heat
as we dance our dance of love…
I want you to burn…
I want you to feel the flames of my love…

I want you to tingle with the heat
from your head to your toes…
I want you to feel the fire in my kiss
as you surrender to me…
I want you to burn…

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BLUE

Sadness was in the air
as she listened to a song…

She wondered why she felt
so alone… so lost…

She brushed a tear from her eye
and sat down…

Remembering the blue of his eyes…
The caress of his words…
The love that they shared…

Was it gone?
Or was this just a dream?

Only she could decide…
Only she could know…

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I’ve Been Nominated For The Mystery Blogger Award!

I would like to give a heartfelt thank you to L.E.Hunt – The Palace for nominating me for the mystery blogger award and ask all of you to check out her blog. She is a very talented young writer and musician and you will certainly enjoy her work.

Okoto Enigma created this award, so please check out her blog as well.

HERE ARE THE RULES FOR THIS AWARD:

  • Put the award logo on your blog.

  • List the rules.

  • Thank whoever nominated you and link to their blog.

  • Mention the creator of the award (Okoto Enigma) and provide a link as well.

  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself.

  • Nominate roughly 10 – 20 people for this award.

  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blogs.

  • Ask your nominees five questions.

According to the rules, I have to tell you three things about myself. Hopefully it won’t bore you, so please allow me to introduce you to the meanderings of my been around the block mind. According to the name on my blog, I’m Walt. It’s nice to meet you. Walt has many intriguing sides, but I’ll leave it up to you to decide which are important enough to you to continue reading.

1. Walt is a 73 year old retired rock & roll drummer, poet, writer, Air Force veteran, Certified Tennessee Tourism Professional, Open Heart Surgery Survivor and an all around romantic gentleman. Walt lives on 6 country acres on the upper Cumberland Plateau of Tennessee with his wife Susan, their ten dogs and their palomino pinto quarter horse, Teaka. Walt is retired from community association management and resort/hotel operations management. Walt is also a PK – you might want to research that. If you can’t find the answer, just ask Walt.

2. Walt enjoys all kinds of music but is not really fond of rap, heavy metal or opera. His musical tastes include classic rock, Celtic rock, Celtic romantic, big band, new age, instrumental guitar, drum solos and slow, sexy jazz.

3. Walt is proud of his Scottish heritage and is a member of the Lindsay Clan. His dream is to visit Scotland with his wife before his current life is over. 

And now, to thrill and excite you even more, here are my answers to the 5 questions I was asked:

1. What do you love more than anything else?
     In its most simplistic form, my answer has to be my wife and my life. I will do whatever is necessary to protect both.

2. Have you ever done something that you thought you would regret but didn’t/vice-versa?
     When you have lived for 73 years, it’s pretty likely that I have to say yes to both parts of this question. Of course I haven’t regretted things that I thought I would, and yes, I have also done things that i didn’t think I would regret but I do regret them. I will leave it up to my readers to figure out what those things were by subtle hints in things I write.

3. What is your opinion on ladybugs?
I like them for gardens but hate them on my windowsills.

4. Are you an introvert or an extrovert?
Definitely an extrovert. As a rock and roll drummer and public speaker, it’s impossible to be an introvert. Put me behind a drum set or hand me a microphone and watch me shine!

5. Is there something you wished you liked but don’t?
     Of course. I wish I liked crowds, but I don’t. However I do love crowds when I’m on stage. I wish I liked being retired, but I really don’t. I miss working. OK, you caught me. I’m kidding about not liking being retired.

And now I am happy to nominate the following for the Mystery Blogger Award:

Sweta Ojha

Singledust

Shirley Lee

Tiffany Sun

Sara In LaLaLand

Storyteller

Miri Elm ~ A Short Conversation

Suzy Hazelwood ~ WordMusing

Dana R ~ High Tide Dreams

The Naga

Here are my five questions for those I have nominated:

1. What got you started in writing?
2. What is your favorite topic to write about?
3. What is it about my writing that you enjoy?
4. What advice do you have for me to improve my writing?
5. What would you think about adding music that follows the theme of what I post on a website I am creating?

My thanks again to Lilly Hunt for this nomination. It’s time to write some poetry!

Until then, this is Walt, exiting with a drum roll and a cymbal crash…

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Another You, Another Me

As we go through our lives,
We need to remember
To love… To give of ourselves…
To cherish each moment together,
And to hold tightly to the ones we love.

We are all unique,
All the same, yet all different.
We are what we are,
And we always will be.

I am no better than you…
You are no better than me…
We are all the same, yet all different.

Time passes so quickly,
And we realize…

There will never be
Another You, Another Me.

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Amulet

I am your amulet.
Take what I offer.
I am your strength.
I am your hope.
I am your desire.

I live in the edges of your mind.
Always there.
Always watching.
Always protecting.

I am your amulet, wish upon me.
If you can find me, if you can see me
You can love me

Have no fear
For I am always with you.
Always.

I am your amulet, wish upon me.
I am your love.

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Your Only Limit Is You

     Think about it. It’s you. Not your parents. Not your wife/husband. Not your friends. Not President Trump. It’s you. You are your only limit. You know what you want to do. You know you can do it. So do it. Believe in yourself.

     It doesn’t matter what others think… what others do… what others believe. Your only concern should be what you think… what you believe… what you do.

     Don’t limit yourself. An “Oops” is always better than a “What if?”

     Your life will be good if you decide to make it that way. J. K. Rowling once said, “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.”

     If you believe in yourself you will be unstoppable. The only limits in life are the ones you make.

     Stop doubting yourself. Stop saying “I can’t”, because you CAN! If you keep telling yourself you can’t, you’ll be right. You’ll become what you think about yourself.

     “You’ll become what you think about yourself.” A powerful statement.

     But – and it’s a big  but – it can also work in your favor. Think about yourself as successful… that you can do it.. that you are strong, smart, worthy and wonderful.

     Why?

     Because you are!

     Never let your fears become your limits. Never be afraid of failing… of losing… of making mistakes. Failure leads to success. Losing leads to winning. Making mistakes leads to learning.

     Fear is a powerful emotion and you must overcome it. Stop limiting yourself. Go beyond your limits, whatever they are. The doubts you have today will affect your tomorrows. All of us have our own limits. What separates us is how we deal with them.

     The great Bruce Lee may have said it best, “There are no limits. There are only plateaus, and you must not stay there, you must go beyond them.”

     My first post on my Patreon page was based on a quote I saw on Pinterest. “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” Writing that post definitely challenged me and time will tell if I have succeeded. I feel that if I don’t challenge myself, if I don’t go beyond my limits, then I have already failed.

     By challenging myself, I now have an active blog on WordPress with a growing number of followers. I post on Medium and my article “I Am An Open Heart Surgery Survivor” will be published next month in the Summer issue of Healthy Living In the Cumberlands magazine. My website is now active at www.writingsonlife.com.

     It’s all up to you. Challenge your limits. You can do it. You NEED to do it. Do It Now. Make It Happen.

Do It For You.

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I Will Be There For You

Wherever I am, whatever I do,
I think of you.
Whatever you do,
I will be there for you.

I am the kiss you feel on the breeze,
The softly whispered songs that come
to you while you sleep.
I am always with you.
Whatever you do,
I will be there for you.

I am the heartbeat you feel when we kiss,
The passion you hold in your heart,
The comfort you feel when we touch.

The sensual scent of night blooming jasmine
brings me to you in your dreams,
And you know that whatever you do,
I will be there for you.

I will always be close,
I will never be far.
And no matter what happens,
I will be there for you.

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The Allure of You

The allure of you entices me,
Thrills me,
Fills me.

The allure of you is sensual,
Magical.

The sparkle in your eyes
Warms my soul,
Fills me with desire,
Captures me.

The allure of you is your passion,
Your desire,
Your hunger.

Come to me now,
For I am captured
By the allure of you.

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An Old Empty Bench

I can see it in my mind…
Just an old empty bench.
The paint had faded
From years in the sun.

Where people had been sitting
The paint had worn off.
People had been sliding over to make room.
Use does that over time.

I wonder how many conversations has it heard?
How many souls have enjoyed its comfort?
How many homeless people have used it as their bed?

What has it seen? What has it felt?
Has it brought comfort? Joy? Rest?
How many photographs has it been in?
How many children have climbed on it?

Perhaps it was a bus stop bench that Forrest Gump once sat on.
Or maybe a bench in the town park.
It could have been a bench overlooking the waves on the ocean.
Possibly a bench in a flower garden.

Whatever it was, it’s empty now, yearning for human contact.
Wanting to be useful, wanting to be shared.

But for now, it’s alone.
Just an old empty bench.

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The Joy Of Reaching Age 73

My wife Susan had to work today on my 73rd birthday, so it has been me, our 10 dogs and our horse, Teaka. It’s been a good day and I haven’t had time to feel alone because I’ve been busy writing and thanking all of the friends that have been wishing me a happy birthday on Facebook.

I’ve been thinking back on all my years. I have known sorrow, loss, grief, pain, darkness and learned how to become stronger. I have survived open heart surgery last year, the long recovery period, and all of the pain, mood swings, impatience, frustrations, medications and lack of energy that comes during the recovery.

However, I survived and I am stronger now. I have known great happiness, great love (and still have that wonderful love), many sunny days and great times and I have known so many wonderful souls in my life.

I am so fortunate to have the love of my wife Susan, my sons Kevin, Jarrod and Nathan, my daughter-in-laws Alyssa and Melanie, my grandsons Cayden and Harrison and all of my family, relatives and friends.

My life has been one helluva ride so far and I am looking forward to the future! The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible. To be seventy three years young is sometimes far more cheerful and hopeful than to be forty years old. Everyone is the age of their heart and it’s important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle.

You know you’re getting older when all the names in your black book have M.D. after them, but I am fortunate that overall my health is good and my faith is strong. To all my friends and to all of you here, Thank You for being my friends. I am truly blessed.

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The Realization

There comes a time
When something stirs inside us…
We are filled with fear…
Anticipation…Excitement…
It is The Realization

Our minds are filled
With images… longings…
As we look deep inside ourselves,
Knowing that we are filled
With The Realization.

We become serene…
At peace…
Filled with a calmness
We have not yet known.

It is
The Realization.

What is your Realization?

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Just An Old Country Road

Unless you have lived in a city all your life, you probably have driven or walked down a country road. Sometimes it’s a road home, a road to Grandma’s house or to a favorite fishing or hunting spot.

Sometimes you just feel the need to explore… to investigate… to see where it goes. Perhaps it’s only to take a ride in the country. To hear the birds sing. To see wildlife in their natural habitat. To get away from the rush of city life, to smell the fresh air and enjoy the quietness and natural beauty. You just want to slow down and enjoy life.

Country roads bring back memories of camping trips, picnics, visits to Grandma’s farm. For awhile you are a child again, walking down a dirt road with your fishing pole and a can of worms. Maybe you remember walking down a road like this holding Grandma or Grandpa’s hand.

John Denver said it best when he sang, “Country roads, take me home, to the place I belong…” Those of us who grew up in the country will always want to go back home. Sometimes nothing has changed, but more than likely nothing is quite like we remembered it. But that’s OK, because it will always bring back cherished and treasured memories.

My paternal grandparents lived on Squash Hollow Road in New Milford, CT. What an intriguing name when you are a child. What an exciting time it was when you saw the road sign and drove up Squash Hollow Road, up the mountain and through the woods. I can still see the old house and barns in my mind. I can still smell the wonderful aromas of Grandma Page’s cooking. I can still hear the laughter of my cousins. All memories from an old country road.

My maternal grandparents lived in a house along an un-named country road in Danbury, NH. Their property was enclosed with a stone wall and had the most wonderful barn to explore. Behind their house, down the hill, were railroad tracks and a country road that you would cross to get to the river and the swimming hole. Their house had running water, but not the kind we have today. A pipe over the kitchen sink ran constantly and carried fresh natural spring water from high on the mountain. There was no toilet, only an outhouse added to the back of the house down a long, scary hallway. Grandma Lindsay did all her cooking on a wood stove. It was all magnificent to a young boy. More memories from an old country road.

The next time you feel stressed, overwhelmed or just need a break, take a ride or a walk along a country road. It will do your heart good and it will take you home to the place you belong. It will take you back to your childhood memories, and when it does, you will discover that it’s not “Just An Old Country Road.”

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Sometimes I Wonder Why I Write

Have you ever wondered why you write? Have you ever reached a point where you were ready to give up? To quit? To delete everything you’ve written?

I often wonder why I write. I wonder if I’m good enough. Smart enough. Funny enough. Passionate enough. Committed enough. What if nobody reads what I write? What if, what if, what if?

I’ve followed other writers. Joined writer’s groups and subscribed to newsletters. Attended webinars and listened to endless sales pitches. All they do is make me wonder even more why I write.

“Experts” tell me that I need to write at least 90 minutes everyday. To find my niche, identify my expertise, pick a platform, ask five friends to describe me, ask people what they want. Create a website, pick an email service provider and on and on and on.

More “experts” ask me what my platform personality is, why I write, what kind of writing I want to do, and what do I hope to get out of writing. Everyone seems to give me different advice, ideas of what I could give people to subscribe to me email list, and how much I should charge for an article.

None of these have helped me answer my reason for writing. In fact, it has confused me even more. I keep searching, asking myself “Why do I write?” Why? Why? Why put myself through this? Why am I doing this?

I recently read an article by Shirley Lee called “Writing Is…”. She writes daily in 100 Naked Words on Medium and has become one of my favorite writers. Why? Because she makes me wonder. She makes me question. She makes me want to write. I’ve learned that it’s OK to wonder and question.

Even though I will probably always wonder why I write, I AM A WRITER. I am a Creator, a Poet, an Artist that paints with words and a Musician. They are all inside me, waiting to be put into words. I AM ME. I write for myself. Writing makes me happy, makes me feel alive, keeps me young and keeps my mind active. I write because I am a writer.

Who I am, why I write and how I write will never depend on the judgments or approvals of others. I am, and always will be, a work in progress. I write for myself and not what I think people want to read.

And so, even though I still wonder sometimes why I write, I have made my decision. I AM good enough. I DO have talent. I AM smart enough.

So I do it. I write. I AM A WRITER.

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Close Your Eyes

Close your eyes…
I will be there…

In your mind…
In your soul…

Close your eyes…
Let my breeze caress you…
Feel the soft touches of my spirit…
Feel my peace wash over you…

My touch excites you…
You can feel my kiss..
On the back of your neck…
On your lips…

Making love to you
In your mind…
You remember…
And you smile..

The feelings are so strong…
So magical…
You don’t want to open your eyes…

As the mists of sleep slowly surround you
You hear me whisper…

Close Your Eyes”

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Memories

Memories…
Of Love
Of Life
Of Death

Memories…
Haunting us
Surrounding us
Reminding us

Remembering…
Good Times
Bad Times
Simple Times

Memories…
Some we try to forget
Some we can’t remember

Some make us smile
Some make us cry

Memories…
Will they stay with us
When we die?

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Captured Moments

The touch of your hand… your smile…
The look in your eyes..
The beauty of a dawn with you…
Captured Moments

A walk on a beach…
The thrill of a kiss…
A sunset fading into night…
Captured Moments

The knowing of another…
Dreams and feelings shared…
The moment of completion…
Captured Moments

The gentleness of a caress…
The tenderness of your love…
The heat of our passion…

All of these are locked in our minds
As…

Captured Moments

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Insatiable

There is a hunger…
A need in us…

Look inside yourself
and find it.

Embrace it…

It lies there…

Sleeping…

Waiting…

It gnaws at us…
It claws at our inner being…

The hunger grows…

You can feel it…
Stirring inside you…

And when it awakens
We become One with it.

We become…

Insatiable

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What Am I Doing Out On This Limb?

What an odd dream I had last night. For some reason I was alone, standing on a tree limb high above the ground. “How did I get here?”, I asked a little chipmunk just ahead of me, his cheeks puffed out from the acorns he held inside.

He shrugged his shoulders and I knew that he didn’t want to lose the nuts he had gathered by answering me. I held out my hand and softly said, “Just drop them in my hand so we can talk. I’ll protect them for you.” He approached me slowly and gently dropped one in my hand, watching me to see what I was going to do with it. One by one, several acorns filled my hand, and I asked again, “How did I get here?”

In a minute or so he began to chatter and oddly enough I couldn’t understand what he was trying to say. After all, he was a chipmunk and chipmunks don’t speak like humans do. Having lived in the country, I learned that I needed a translator that would allow me to understand what the animals and birds were saying or singing about. I went on Amazon and sure enough, there it was, new and shiny. The specs said it would translate over 100 different birds and animals so I had to get one. And I did.

I pulled the translator from my pocket, dialed it to chipmunk and asked him his name. “I’m Alvin”, he said, “Nice to meet you.” I smiled and replied, “Nice to meet you too Alvin. I’m Walt. Could you possibly explain how I got out on this limb and what I’m doing here?”

“You’re a writer Walt. All writers end up out on a limb at some point,” Alvin replied. “You could be out here on this limb because you know you have a deadline to meet and you are having a difficult time deciding what to write about,” Alvin continued.

Alvin was wise beyond his years. I’m a new writer entering a writing contest for a chance to be published in a writer’s magazine, trying to write a brilliant short story about being out on a limb.

“How do I get off this limb, Alvin,” I asked. Alvin smiled with his cute little chipmunk smile and simply said, “Keep writing Walt. Write what you feel, write what you know, write and write and write again.”

In a New York minute I understood what Alvin was really trying to say. It doesn’t matter whether I win the contest or not (well, it does to me, but I understand). It doesn’t matter whether my story is good or bad. What truly matters is that I took the challenge and wrote this story. What matters is that I went way beyond my comfort zone and challenged myself.

One of my very first writings on Medium and Patreon was based on a quote I had seen, “Don’t limit your challenges, challenge your limits.” I have done that and it’s a wonderful feeling. I am writing poetry, about life experiences, about whatever strikes me. If people read my work that’s great, but if not, that’s great too. I’m writing for myself and the need I have to create.

I thanked Alvin, gave him back the acorns I was holding for him and watched as he nodded, stuffed them all back into his mouth and scurried past me, back to his storage area of the tree.

I knew I would be here on this limb for awhile, so I sat down, dangling my legs over the edge of the branch like a little kid and enjoyed the view. Knowing why I was there had made all the difference in the world to me and I pulled out my notebook and pen and started to write.

Alvin was right.

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