For ~ The Poet By Day ~ G Jamie Dedes ~ Wednesday Writing Prompt~ A Poem ! ‘Words and My Writing Place ~

A poem and some thoughts from Anjum Ji … Enjoy!


70788069_2402960649973716_7547164292567531520_n‘Write about your writing place’ was the prompt’ A Place to write is a Place to Shine’, I my writing itself involved me to such an extent that I missed sending a response. Well, I thought I would carve a piece out of my writing repertoire itself , present and share it with my readers, so here goes….

A Poem First

Each moment each day
as words come and play
move around right and left
settle down in words inset
take my thoughts feelings
hold my heart when it is
reeling, gather my tears
as they slide with fears
letter by letter line by line
‘like a bridge over troubled
waters’, they lay themselves
on the page smiling, doubled
and I smile back at them
meet them with my watery
eyes,again and again, to
remain beside and be at peace

I once wrote the following story….

Your writing place…

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it was everything, a poem

“Sometimes you must embrace the feeling of being abandoned, until your deepest self warms to the thought of you being its closest companion.” Writer and poet, Curtis Tyrone Jones

we thought our love could ignite whole cities
in those times when we worshipped the clan,
like ancient elders, and ate our insides out over
the silences weighted like hard driven snow and
the doors closed with shattering clangs, hearts
gone cold, icebergs adrift on the sea of being,
but the shunning morphed into solitude,
equal parts acceptance and gratitude

for one mythical moment, they
danced across a mauve horizon
that was enough
it was everything

Originally published in Brooklyn Memories

© 2013, Jamie Dedes


Jamie Dedes. I’m a Lebanese-American freelance writer, poet, content editor, blogger and the mother of a world-class actor and mother-in-law of a stellar writer/photographer. No grandchildren, but my grandkitty, Dahlia, rocks big time. I am hopelessly in love with nature and all her creatures. In another lifetime, I was a columnist, a publicist, and an associate editor to a regional employment publication. I’ve had to reinvent myself to accommodate scarred lungs, pulmonary hypertension, right-sided heart failure, connective tissue disease, and a rare managed but incurable blood cancer. The gift in this is time for my primary love: literature. I study/read/write from a comfy bed where I’ve carved out a busy life writing feature articles, short stories, and poetry and managing The BeZine and its associated activities and The Poet by Day, an info hub for writers meant to encourage good but lesser-known poets, women and minority poets, outsider artists, and artists just finding their voices in maturity. The Poet by Day is dedicated to supporting freedom of artistic expression and human rights.  Email for permissions, commissions, or assignments.

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