The Truth

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Words of Wisdom for this Friday afternoon.

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About Colleen Chesebro: WordCraftPoetry

Colleen M. Chesebro is a Michigan Poet who loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. Colleen sponsors a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, on wordcraftpoetry.com where participants learn how to write traditional and current forms of syllabic poetry. A published author, Colleen is also an editor of “Word Weaving, a Word Craft Journal of Syllabic Verse, also found on wordcraftpoetry.com. Colleen’s mission is to bring the craft of writing syllabic poetry to anyone who thinks they can’t be a poet. Recently, she created the Double Ennead, a 99-syllable poetry form for the Carrot Ranch literary community at carrotranch.com. Colleen’s poetry has appeared in various anthologies and journals including “Hedgerow-a journal of small poems,” and “Poetry Treasures1 & 2” a collection of poetry from the poet/author guests of Robbie Cheadle on the “Treasuring Poetry” blog series on “Writing to be Read." Colleen published “Word Craft: Prose & Poetry, The Art of Crafting Syllabic Poetry,” which illustrates how to write various syllabic poetry forms used in her Tanka Tuesday challenges; and a collection of poetry, flash fiction, and short stories called, “Fairies, Myths & Magic: A Summer Celebration,” dedicated to the Summer Solstice. She contributed a short story called “The Changeling,” in the “Ghostly Rites Anthology 2020,” published by Plaisted Publishing House. Find Colleen at Word Craft: Prose & Poetry at wordcraftpoetry.com.
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22 Comments

  1. We do impose quite a bit of limits on ourselves, don’t we? Great words!

  2. Yes it is. It’s amazing how many times I’ve told myself who I’m not – I’m not a excellent musician, I’m not a good son, I’m not a good employee. Others see me differently. These are certainly words to live by. Thank you and have a great weekend as well!

  3. I love this! I might try to use it as the inspiration for a poem…

  4. So true Colleen 😉

  5. So much changed in my life when I realized this! Lovely!

  6. Nice! I think who you think you are holds you back just as much as who you think you’re not 😉

  7. Yes. I know I do this. It’s funny how often I find out that I’m doing fine when I check things out with another person.

  8. Love the photo. Awesome quote 😁 peace

  9. So true, which is why comparing ourselves to others is the worst thing 🙁

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