“Testing the Waters”

I’m back
although people may not’ve noticed me
gone
but I’m back
I think

in a way I shut down
being open about my life
because of advice
because of fear
because of betrayal

but one thing’s for certain
I feel “called” to write
publicly
so when I don’t
I feel out of balance

you’ve missed birthdays
and deaths
trials
and triumphs

so as I stand up strong
with my core intact
I’ll let every word
flow
from my heart and mind

I’m no longer
afraid
to be me

if you don’t want me
to write about you
don’t hurt me

THE BLOGGER INTERVIEW TAG

The marvel behind The Lightening and The Fire tagged me in this interview: a man who I’d love to meet, a man who lets everyone see inside his heart. I’m honored to have been thought of by him and admire him so.

Here are the rules:

* Mention the person who tagged you
* Answer the questions in full
* Don’t forget to tag up to ten other bloggers at the end

How did you get into blogging?

One day, as I was reading someone’s inspirational email, and I heard God clearly say, “Why are you reading other people’s words? You have much to write about that others need to read,” so, I began to write on Facebook, which led to creating a website, which led to blogging, which led to poetry, which led to songs, etc. Now, no one can stop me.

What advice would you give to a blogger just starting out?

There’s nothing to hide. When you’re open…honest…real, people understand that and can relate. Every lesson in life learned is meant to be passed on. Just be who you are because being anyone else wouldn’t make sense.

What would be your dream campaign?

Many people seemed trapped in bondage. I want to live freedom out loud for all to hear with their hearts, grab hold of, and walk out of bondage.

Do you have a plan for your blog?

I don’t have any plan for my blog. My blog is my heart revealed, and I don’t have a plan for my heart.

What do you think about rankings?

In general, rankings don’t make sense to me. It causes people to compare.

 

I’ve barely scratched the surface of getting to know people online from this website, but there are many writers who’ve captured my attention and, at times, my heart.

Here’re some I’d like to hear from:

https://eric1940s.wordpress.com/

http://rejectreality101.com/

http://poesypluspolemics.com/

http://beautybeyondbones.com/

http://midimike.com/

http://robertokaji.com/

https://unbolt.wordpress.com/

https://tomeshpoetry.wordpress.com/

https://storyshucker.wordpress.com/

https://dreamspinnerextraordinaire.wordpress.com/