Welcome to Post-weekend Poetry and the fifty-second poem in this series. This week’s piece is by children’s / YA author and poet Tracy Kauffman.
The Life of A Writer
The Life of a writer is different than you expect,
Writing stories for joy is much easier than all the rest,
Writing for emotions, love, and heart felt affects,
Busy writing, promoting, no sleep or rest.
We love to use words that move one another,
Words, then phrases, then sentences connected,
A story can take you to lands like no other,
Our desires, hopes, heart is affected.
Fantasy brings to life dragons, magic, and time,
A way to escape troubles, grief, and sorrow,
A story, a novel, and poems that rhyme,
Fiction stories, real life events that we borrow.
The life of a writer is hard at times, but also easy,
For we dedicate our time, energy and imagination,
Writing when we are tired and sometimes queasy,
A different galaxy to us, an internal vacation.
Thank you, Tracy.
Tracy Kauffman is a Christian fiction author of Young Adult and Children Stories. She has an associates degree in Nursing. She is a registered nurse and works part time in a local nursing home. The rest of the time she spends her time writing books and marketing them. Her titles include: Gwendolyn’s Wish, Southern Adventures, Richard the Lionheart, My Boyfriend the Squire and Captain Honey Bear Saves Goldie Locks. Tracy started writing poetry at a small age and won the title of editor in her school newspaper, when she was in second grade. She had her first poem published in a online writing contest called, The Cosmetology Student. She decided to write her first book, Southern Adventures, when her son left home for the Air Force. She hopes to be able to inspire her readers into living a happy healthier life. She feels like her own life experiences have made her a better writer.
You can find out more about Tracy and her writing from…
- Her website: http://tracykauffman.yolasite.com
- Her blog: http://tracykauffman.blogspot.com
- Her books are available on Barnes and Noble and Amazon in soft cover or E book.
- Buy links: http://www.amazon.com/Southern-Adventures-Tracy-Kauffman/dp/1621476790
- And http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/southern-adventures-tracy-kauffman/1113389151?ean=9781621476795
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