I just got back from Poetry Night at a local coffee shop named Rocky Shore Coffee Co. and I was impressed and inspired by the talent of our local writers and poets here in Panama City, FL. The fact that they had the courage to get up and share their writing in a public setting amazed me.
It made me think about the writing that I do. I enjoy writing, journaling and blogging. But who do I write for? Why do I write? I've came to the conclusion that I write for me. I write what I want to hear. If I start to write things that I think others want to hear, then I am writing for the wrong reasons. I need to write for me. I don't mean that in a self-centered way. Its just that my writing is for my own mental well being. My writing expresses the emotions, thoughts and ideas that are bouncing around inside my head.
With all that being said I want to share some of my writing with you. This is the very first time I have ever shared anything I wrote. It's short and its probably not very good but I wrote it for me. It doesn't have any special meaning and probably doesn't make too much sense but its what flowed from my brain to pen to paper. And it felt good to write.
'Who I am'
I am here. I am strong. I am weak
I am free. I am released. I am excited.
I am trusting, patient, passionate.
I am searching, yet I am waiting. I have been given another chance.
I am forgiven and I forgive. I give God the control.
I am hurt. I have been broken.
From brokenness comes healing and strength.
Something touches my heart and soul. It is God's love.
I am grateful. I am thankful. I am overwhelmed.
I put this love and passion to a purpose, a focus.
My passion is for God. He is my everything. He has made me who I am.