Tag Archives: Writing

Google Doesn’t Do It For Me

Not quite the same as standing up from my desk, reaching to the top shelf of my book-case, searching for the worn green cover, ‘The New Roget’s Thesaurus Revised Edition. Essential for Home, school, office.’ An old friend always there, … Continue reading

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Literary Writers

Literary Writers write other people’s words, use successful people’s names, recall famous people’s opinions. In other words, to be considered a writer one must parrot well what has already been written to somehow prove one is well read, clever and … Continue reading

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Poet In The Tub

It’s not that easy writing in the tub book edges are wet, blue lines smudge but fluid inspiration is best written when it flows. Submerged in tepid water thoughts unclog and ideas gel, but by the time I’m toweled off … Continue reading

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Writing

Writing is self-indulgent, she said. I smiled, but thought, “So is eating but we have to do it.” Maybe she doesn’t but writing to me is as necessary as eating. ©2017 Sharron R. McMillan

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Alden Nowlan – Great Canadian Poet

I’ve spent days on the couch with Alden Nowlan, took him to bed, soaked in the tub together and still, I wonder, where is his greatness. Is it in his prolific scribbling or in his disciplined mailing out to any … Continue reading

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So Where Was I

So, where was I in my life story? I left. That was not the end but the beginning. I could write scenes, of a naïve young woman taken for a joy ride through half her life or how she survived … Continue reading

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A Poem by any other name. . .

. . . is still a Poem.

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A Writer

A Writer is simply a Photographer of Thoughts. Brandon A. Trean

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Our Eyes

Our eyes are the mirrors of our minds, the reflectors of our personality and our character. We have but one pair and they must last a lifetime. ~Sharron R. McMillan (I wrote this when I was 14 years old.)

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Just A Poet

I am just a poet not a spinner of yarns, my characters hold love and hope in their arms. Concise and spartan my words on the page, not padded with phrases that try to sound sage. Between words and pictures … Continue reading

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Dancing With Memories

“Here, in this house, her recollections glowed like embers on the hearth, and each night, in their warmth, she’d take a memory or two down from the shelf and dance with them for a while.” ~Ari Berk

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Just When

Just when I think I have figured it out and my muse shows up with creative shout, just when my day dreams slide off of the fence and my theorizing finally makes sense, just when my memories float up from … Continue reading

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Dear Words

And as I wander on the roads I shall be helped and healed and blessed; Dear words shall cheer and be as goads To urge to heights before unguessed. My road shall be the road I made; All that I … Continue reading

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I Need An Enema For My Mind

I need to purge all the words that constipate my brain, get all backed-up thoughts loose and flowing again, mental fibre to move the great thought that somehow I just forgot, a pill that will raise instead of lower the … Continue reading

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No High Tech For Me

Nope, not going there. I like paper and pens and ink. I like holding real books and using all my fingers to hold and move real things. I’m happy with my laptop, old LG flip phone and a land line. … Continue reading

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