Longleaf Stories

full circle in the hundred acre wood

Writing is

an act of courage

of personal revolution

of rattling the cage of existence

of survival

of legacy

of joy.


When friend or foe

reads your words

they may think how much

stranger you are than you appear to be.



Fill your pen with fresh ink,

and keep on writing.

0 thoughts on “Laugh

  1. Phil says:

    Nice! It feels odd that I’ve progressed from the time in grade school when I fussed lovingly and furiously with the technology of those fountain pens with the ink cartridges that you punctured to feed them, to a place where the very word “pen” is a metaphor, an anachronism, for keyboarding.
    Your post reminds me of a tune from a local Seattle hip-hop group Blue Scholars called “Inkwell”:
    While the people sleep I must speak til they wake
    Now let me push this pen to create
    Beats, rhymes and life
    Each time I write the fire ignites
    I light the sky
    There’s an infinite inkwell high above the city
    Dip the pen steadily, sing the melody
    Of beats…rhymes…and Life.


  2. Walk says:

    “When friend or foe
    reads your words
    they may think how much
    stranger you are than you appear to be.”
    If they only knew….


  3. Dick says:

    I’m reaching for the Parker right now!


  4. Suzi Shyloh says:

    “how much stranger you are than you appear to be” — that made me smile.
    Here’s to courage.


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