For the Writers

By Sariah Daine

Come… I will tilt my head.
Slip your words into my eager ear
I’ve been waiting for your truth.

Share with metered rhetoric
Iambic pentameter
Or even prose will do…

Just let me in.
Let me see the you
that bleeds and laughs and loves.

I am your witness here…
On the other side of your careful words.
Be not afraid.
I will not shun or disregard.

I will take the little glimpse of you and
Hold it here,
Between my head and heart.

Here, where my own measured words will speak to you.
And if it comes, the day
When our mouths no longer speak
Or ears no longer hear…

Well, reach for me and take
My hand.

July 12, 2012

About first person productions

My blog "True Stories Well Told" is a place for people who read and write about real life. I’ve been leading life writing groups since 2004. I teach, coach memoir writers 1:1, and help people publish and share their life stories.
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1 Response to For the Writers

  1. Lori Lipsky says:

    Encouraging! Your words meet me personally in a sweet way. Thanks.


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