“If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.”
I saw it in the catalog several weeks ago
The course made me stop and pause
A chance to explore this writing genre
Give boost to the improvement cause
I thought about it on and off
Questioned if I had the time
Came up with a few more excuses
To not engage in the rhyme
But it nagged and nagged and nagged
That the excuses were not cool
So I signed up for Wednesday nights
to spend time at poetry school
Yes, dear readers, I signed up for a five-week poetry class at the local University extension, starting April 4th. I tried making excuses like, “What the heck do I really know about poetry?” and “Am I going to be able to write after an eight-hour work day?” and “Do I really want to commit to this?”
Excuses don’t create growth in a writer or aspiring poetess. That’s what I told myself as I registered and paid for the “Passionate about Poetry” class. This University extension has a creative writing class, with prerequisite English classes, but they are held during the day when I’m at work. I consider Passionate about Poetry the opportunity afforded me in lieu of creative writing, although poetry is definitely a part of the creative writing process.
Wish me luck and a plethora of flowery words, okay?
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