“My Pen Is My Placard”

A post by Judy: Favorite Quote: Day 2, who was bouncing off a quote by Emerson, struck a chord in me, the curious reader.  The writer in me responded with a connection from early years as an unknown poet in training.

I shared with Judy a memory of my younger self writing a poetic response to a bullying classmate. It was emotionally charging to look back and feel a familiar twinge of pain connected to a supposedly forgotten moment of creative anger. Yes, I did feel a sense of release afterwards and somewhat empowered in a prior powerless situation. No, I did not deliver my attempt at poetic justice to the perpetrator, but it was later published in my graduation year book.

Reflection can be a great teacher. Yesterday, I realized it was then, at moment in my life as a sensitive teen, that I had discovered the power of the word. Now in my later years, I can more fully appreciate the joy of writing and exploring my creative spirit.

About Olga

I have always had an affinity for artistic endeavors and the beauties of nature. The power of the word combined with photography have become my creative spark.
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2 Responses to “My Pen Is My Placard”

  1. lumar1298 says:

    I love the way we get our answers through our writing…

    Liked by 1 person

    • Olga says:

      So true. That reminds me of a quote concerning that everything we need to know is within us. It just has to be triggered to reveal itself. Wonderful comment.


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