On Becoming A Writer: Chuck Lindholm

Please enjoy learning about a poetic writing treasure, my dear friend, Chuck.

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An important part of every writer’s journey is the transition from seeing ourselves as “someone who writes” to seeing ourselves as writers.  We asked all the Go Dog Go Baristas to tell us a little bit about their journey as a writer.  We hope you enjoy learning more about the Baristas and are inspired by their stories.

CHUCK'S LAW SCHOOL PORTRAIT CIRCA 1994 at 50%

My Moniker is “The Reluctant Poet”!  I guess that tells you a lot about my journey to becoming a poet/writer.  My given name is Charles Robert Lindholm but I answer to Chuck.  Thanks for taking time to read a little bit about me.  I’m hoping that some of what I say may be of some inspiration or encouragement to you on your journey as a writer/poet.

When you did you start writing?

Funny when I think back on the start of me writing!  It was really as simple as doing a Senior English…

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The Light Within

 

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These Days 

Please enjoy this incredible talent and this eloquent piece.

Everything I Never Told You


This current political climate
is akin to living with a loaded
gun in your mouth every day.
You wonder if pulling the trigger
would lead a fresh pair of lungs.
Instead you put pen to paper.

Your heart bathe in ink.
Your arteries pumping hard
to avoid toxicity.
You grow nostalgic for the
days of civility and a
modicum of common sense.

You look for a staircase to climb
that is not featured on the next
Netflix’s sensation.
You try and contemplate how
not to make a murderer
Marveling at the bias nature
of it all.

You wonder when common ground
got swallowed by quicksand.
The true enemy of the state
a dichotomy of anger and hate.
An aching obsession with self.

This asylum of our own making.
We forget we have the tools
to disassemble it.
It’s begins with kindness and
a willingness to listen.
Words not laced with…

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Shadows #writephoto

Hidden

he creeps

along the peripheral.

Slithering through

recessed visions.

Encompassing

nightmares.

Shadows conceal

prying eyes

of sanity.

Tomorrow’s

clarity will

not protect

tonight’s

dreams.

© 2018 Penny Wilson

*This is in response to Sur Vincent’s Thursday photo prompt.  If you would like to get in on the fun, you can find out all about it HERE.  

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Spring Tease — Poesy plus Polemics

A little hint of spring from a favorite poet.  Please enjoy this poem from Paul Lenzi.  Be sure to visit his site and explore the archives of this incredible talent.  He is truly missed. ❤

twirling her skirts shapely flower stem legs embarrass the snow From my books Bohemian Scents and Riverthink

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Feeling Flu-ish

I’ve been feeling flu-ish for several days.  That’s why you haven’t seen many posts from me lately.  I’m sure it’s nothing serious.  I’ll be back in good form soon!

Stay strong my friends and thank you for joining me on this journey! Penny ❤

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The Damage Is Done – A Poem By Walt Page, The Tennessee Poet — Walt’s Writings

Please enjoy Walt’s poem and be sure to pop into his blog and spend some time visiting this romantic’s lovely work.  Enjoy!

Years of running Years of drumming Mile after mile Endless drum solos Late nights Early mornings Two packs a day For too many years Junk food COPD Scoliosis Hearing loss 15 surgeries I did it to myself Scars Showing that I’ve lived But the damage is done ~The Tennessee Poet~ ©Walt Page 2018 All Rights […]

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