I went to the writing group I was so excited about two weeks ago. (Read about my first visit here.) It was wonderful this week. The host was setting up a great opportunity for the next meeting I blogged about it on my other page Hidden Temptation. I really would love for you guys to go over and visit because I am excited.
During this meeting I shed a few tears when the Host played Purple Rain. He wanted us to interpret what influenced the words purple rain, the song itself. In the comments below tell me what you think Prince was talking about in this song.
We spoke about criticism. Constructive and destructive was the way one group member described it. My post yesterday was My Egotistic Mindfulness . In this post I discuss a blog, that felt when we, as poets write poems about depression we are not being mindful but egotistic. Later he posted a poem that those of us, who wrote depressed poems were narcissistic. I don’t know if this blogger reads my writing or not but I spoke out against his opinion. In the meeting yesterday, our host shared a quote he got from a friend, teacher, or colleague, I don’t remember who. This person told to him that he had a “bond with negativity”. That’s me. So often I’ve been told I should write more happy poems. Love poems, eww!! I was even told I shouldn’t write poetry with such words. You know the words we all use them in our writings from time to time . . . well I know a few who don’t. I also received some great feed back from you guys. You know me I’m going to do what I’m going to do but I am still concerned about what people thing of me. At 56 I shouldn’t give a damn . . . but I do.
My most sexually graphic poem Addiction had 125 views. The most I ever had. 40 people liked the post and I had 8 comments. Tell me sex doesn’t sell. Anyway at the meeting I asked if they wanted to read a story on racism Never Too Old To Learn. I suggested that because the guy I read after did a piece on language and how words have an undertone of racism depending on who said it. He has that same dream I have that we can eradicate racism. Well guess which one the group wanted to hear? Tell me in the comments I won’t give you a hint.
Now if you have a minute go check out my post on Hidden Temptation. I’m excited about the information I’m sharing there. Hope you do visit.