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Jay Long’s Timeless Chatter Between the Heart and Mind

Poetry, as it’s defined in the modern dictionary, is a literary work in which special intensity is given to the expression of feelings and ideas by the use of distinctive style and rhythm.

The definition is pretty accurate.

The written word when by itself is simple, and sometimes holds no meaning whatsoever, but when certain words are grouped together, it can be magical. The beauty of poetry is for every reader, the meaning may be completely different. Poetry, more so than other forms of writing, allows the reader to escape, to relate their own experiences to the words the writer has bled onto the page.

Making Memories Watching All the Marvel Movies in Order

I wanted to give a little background before I get into the true point of this post. When I first got married, my wife at the time, had three children. A son 13, and daughters 11 and 4. Since day one I treated them as my own. I too had been part of a household that experienced divorce. My mother’s second husband was a wonderful man who treated me as his own. And I soon was, as he adopted me when I was 7-years-old. So I knew what it was like. Unfortunately, my marriage didn’t last but that wasn’t the end of my relationship with my step-children. <—- That will be the only time I use the step reference throughout this post because they became my children, I lived for them and just because their mother and I split didn’t change that. I divorced her, not them.

11 Must Have Items For Writers on the Go

One of the things I love about being a writer is being able to go wherever I want whenever I want. My office is anywhere I can find a a quiet place to reflect, write, hash-out thoughts and get them down – either on paper of PC. Not everywhere I find myself these days is equipped with technology. Luckily my phone has hot spot capabilities but there are other necessities not so readily available. I’ve put this list together with needs I have found useful during my time away – where my office is nature or a cozy bed and breakfast. I always have the comforts of home