One of my personal goals for this year is to learn how to be a better writer.  I have not felt that writing is something that comes easy for me.   Most of my great ideas and thoughts come to me while I am in the shower and as soon as I step out of the shower and  go  to write them I seem to lose that natural flow.   I joined a group here in Eugene Oregon that has been started by a wonderful woman, Tami Blodgett.

On our first meeting she asked all of us what we wanted to gain from the group.

For me personally I want to learn how to write from my authentic voice and to trust myself.

I have only been to two meetings so far and at the last one I meet an amazing man that shared one of his poems.  The impact it had on me was so strong I asked his permission to share it with all of you.

I want to introduce to you Gus Daum and his impactful Poetry

WHY by: Gus Daum
You always keep it too hot in here.
Why can’t you be more like me?

That’s a terrible color on you.
They always play their music too loud.
I would never go to a movie like that one.I hate broccoli; tofu salad?
Those people who moved in next door
will destroy home prices.

The Democrats/Republicans are ruining the country.
Kill the umpire!
Get that quarterback! Yeah, we got him good.
Cold dead hands.  Pass the ammunition.
I hate my teacher. I hate Johnny.
She’s wearing that in church!
Why can’t you, why can’t they ———

They are sailing too close to our shores.
I heard there was a spy plane over Kansas.
How dare they build a mosque here in River City!
If we let them just keep building weapons—–
Our oil supply is in danger.
Build more planes; build more tanks.
I say drop the big one on them.

We killed how many civilians this week?
And so many women and children.
Too bad. Really.

If only they were more like us.


Thank you for reading a little of my personally story on my WHY and for reading Gus’s WHY.

We would love to hear your thoughts and feelings.

Wishing you the best always,

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