Jo Knowles gave us a warm-up on the first day of Teachers Write. These are my responses that I wrote in my journal last week. First I wrote prose, then the poem forced its way out.

Writing is a way that I figure out what I think and feel. Writing is a way to process events and emotions. As I write, I discover what is hiding away inside my mind. As I choose the words, I am taking time to really think about what's inside.

My Aunt asked me what I was writing and when she heard she said, "Writing is important because if nobody wrote, I wouldn't have anything to read. 

Writing Days
Pencil to paper
Scratching away
Words flying onto the page

Blank paper
Mocking me
As the words stay locked inside

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