Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 4 – His Own Longing

It was knowledge he craved

Realising there was so much to absorb

He spent a lifetime chasing it wherever he could.

There was no doubt the longing lived inside him

He tried his hand at so many things

Discovered a love of words and the shapes they might take.

He wanted his words to sing, to play out

So, he wrote for performance

Both musical and play.

Always there was the hunger to go that bit further

But more than once he found his limit reached.

It was then he knew it was time to change tack

Try another approach, find a new audience.

His goal became to engage his readers, titillate them

Have them question their own responses to his words

Could and even would they see the longing within him.

It was never words for the sake of words

When that happened, he admonished himself

Reminding himself that his words must have meaning

Firstly, for himself then to others.

When a challenge presented itself

He thought hard about the task,

Learning over time that within him there were voices

Voices he needed to listen to

And when he did, with satisfaction

He awaited the reactions of others.


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7 Responses to Reena’s Exploration Challenge #Week 4 – His Own Longing

  1. Reena Saxena says:

    ‘The shapes they might take’ is so deep. It is about actions and plans, as much as words. Thank you so much for joining in, Michael!

  2. The roller coaster ride that he underwent to finally realise and achieve his true worth. Great story, Michael.

  3. Patricia says:

    It is true that we will never have what we long for if we don’t listen to the voices within.

  4. -Eugenia says:

    Let’s listen while we can.

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