Ode To a Writer #oneshotwednesday

Ode to the Writer

You’ve seen me in print
Reading parts of my type
Thinking my words
reflect what I am like
points misread
lies between the lines
mere complications
Space and time
you’ve read into words
sometimes that will be
When you misunderstand
What you think you see
please realize
I’m not who you believe
You never really saw
The unknown person – me



I wrote this weeks ago for a site that was doing a feature of me on a VLOG. It was fun as the writer in the poem was just a person. Today I spoke with a co-author/ dear friend. We  had big dreams and lived some. She helped start and I wrote for a small international radio station ( still operating). We wrote several books (  paid for  printing); they have been distributed  all over the world. You may know who I am today – but who I will become and where I was before there ever was Moondustwriter – well hmmm we shall see.

We are into week 54 of One Shot Wednesday having just celebrated a year of being.

Please join us and take some time to read fantastic poetry.

Thanks to Leah Jones http://www.flickr.com/photos/accidentallyjewish/2337869818/

Published by moondustwriter

Thank you for visiting Moondustwriter. One of the many exciting things I've had the honor of doing is writing with an E. African team that is developing elementary curriculum for African children. As a writer, it is a thrill to help children (on all continents) who want to learn. I've been part of the blogging community for more than 10 years. Some old timers may remember the award winning (2011 Twitter Shorty ) blog community - One Stop Poetry. I was the co-producer of that fast growing blog community. I am a published writer, poet, artist and photographer. I have written, as well as edited, for periodicals, radio, blogs and fellow writers. There are many facets to this moon - thanks for stopping by.

23 thoughts on “Ode To a Writer #oneshotwednesday

  1. Sometime today–and other days, Leslie, get yourself real still…Shhhhhh!
    “Quiet…still, and realize there IS a God, and I ain’t It!”

    I’ve been doing this a lot, especially today…and it works. (for me). And let that God guide you in his Oh! so mysterious way.

    Life may come with less stress, and even some serenity.

    PEACE to you, girl!

    NOTE: “Having way too much too face and think about, I pulled this from my stack of archived comments–grin!!!!!!!!!


  2. hope you are feeling well after your return moon…the challenge of the writer, once written we release our words for interpretation…a dangerous gamewe play with them…hope and healing


  3. Are we what we write, or are we so much more? Perception, misconception…they guide the world. The question: who are we really? Different things to different people…

    Feel better, Leslie.


    1. I couldn’t pick just one. Mother’s DayMom, a long time deatibic,developed a sore on her footand needed an amputation.Feeling numb,I stood there staringat the spot where Mom’s leg should have been.At her home, I received a call from my husband.When his mom took her daily walk,two chows attacked nearly killing her.I stared at my computer screenof photos in the newslooking like a murder scene. It wasn’t a good day for mothers.


  4. Yeah sometimes it’s really hard to tell just reading as it doesn’t have quite the expression an actual person does, never know if what you read is truly real as you see it, but then the same can be said for people too I guess.


  5. One of the things I have concerns about is that readers will presume that what I write about is what I feel or think about something. Yet, there are times/subjects/ideas that I can only explore or express in a poem. They may not be ideas/subjects/thoughts that I personally hold, but I do wish to explore them and making a poem is one of the ways I do this.

    You express this concern of mine quite well.


    1. I really like your blog.. very nice colros & theme. Did you make this website yourself or did you hire someone to do it for you? Plz answer back as I’m looking to create my own blog and would like to know where u got this from. cheers


  6. Yes, sometimes what we post isn’t how we are feeling at all, it’s sometimes what we have felt in the past and we are re-living. Sometimes my piece goes through a whole diffeenet range of emotions as I”m writing it. We tend to forget when we read, this maybe isn’t how the writer is feeling at that time.
    I do hope you feel better soon.


  7. “When you misunderstand
    What you think you see”

    oh, yeah! it often amazes me when someone comments about a poem and they’ve seen something that never even occurred to me. love this!

    thinking of you often and sending lots of positive energy your way ♥


  8. there is a plaintive note in your poem… i guess we all leave ourselves vulnerable to misinterpretation when we throw our words (and often our souls) out into the world… but i always hope there will be a kindred spirit out there who will get a glimpse of the “real” me (and you…)


  9. A writer is indeed much more than just her/his works… and this is something we will never know how much we have seen of…

    A beautiful and very meaningful poem, Moonie…
    And best wishes on your all projects!



  10. I think everything we write does represent us, but it’s peices. Can’t always tell the picture from the piece, especially for something as complicated as humans.

    Simple, to the point…well crafted. Enjoyed.


  11. ..sometimes what we write don’t actually reflect who we, really, are… for we become a totally different individual… far beyond the usual… way beyond the ordinary… and for this reason we are totally misunderstood by many… ’tis hard to please the world but ’tis rather harder to please thy own self… to whom do we actually write – to the reader or to self? i had recently linked up to OSP after i found it on a friend’s blog.. i got inspired by this community and have plans of joining the OSW just after my pre-board exam(nextweek).. but it seemed i’m too late.. it seemed OSP has reached its end for everyone is leaving now… sadly.. but i wish all the best luck for all in the path they’ve chosen.. still, thanks somehow even for a very short time i have come to know your wonderful community. may God bless you all.Good day!


  12. Dear Leslie…

    Yes, its always like that… we write what we want to write about, selecting our finely tuned emotive senses that feels every thing in heightened state… and then we wrap words around it to some time make it less sensitive and sometimes to make it sear the senses… but the real us, remains outside the domain of prying eyes… of the reader…
    Now having said that… I feel that we write because we really would like the reader to know us…
    I liked your verse, its perfect and now it makes me wonder .. do I know you? 😉

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya


  13. wow, the second stanza speaks of the evident, many a times we miss the essence when we skip,
    words and may be their interpretation can often be ambiguous, everyone is at risk.
    sometimes I feel it’s better to not know it all, secrecy of character is a boon for a writer, it’s the surprise that is most alluring.


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