Tuesday, November 11, 2008

November 7th Writings

7 minute write from November 7th.
1. use the last line of a previous piece
2. The voices are wrong...

I chose the last line of a previous piece....

Chasing Rainbows (a work in progress)
by Shauna Berglund Immel

We go through life with big hopes and dreams for our future. Not ever thinking that our lives will come to a screeching halt long before it's fully lived.

As a little girl I grew up believing in fairy tales, magic, happy endings and finding my pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

I had those big hopes and dreams. I believed anything was possible. And now I have those big hopes and dreams for my children and I long for happily ever after. i want to be there as they chase their rainbows, discovering their pot of gold.

Getting diagnosed with Stage IV Metastatic Cancer at age 40 wasn't one of my dreams. That was never part of my happily ever after. Nor did I ever believe it possible. Things like that don't happen in fairy tales. Only nightmares.

You never know when your nightmares may come true, just as you never know when or if your dreams will ever come true. But you can't stop chasing your rainbows or looking for your pot of gold.

It's important to start now. Don't wait. Don't put things off. Chase those rainbows. Every day. Seek out your pot of gold while you can. For you never know when your rainbow will become your stairway to heaven.

The next prompt was a 12 minute write, in which we were to write a thank you to something we don't normally thank.

Love Affair (a work in progress)
by Shauna Berglund Immel

I wake up each morning and think of you,
after going to bed the night before with you still on my mind.

I stumble out of bed for you,
eager to sit in your company.

The thought of precious time spent with you,
stirs a longing in me that causes me to hurry.

I feel myself perk up in anticipation,
as I breath in your rich aroma.

It makes me dizzy with longing.

I feel guilty,
stealing away to be with you.

To feel your warmth.
To taste you on my lips.

I know I shouldn't want you like I do.
But you bring me such joy and happiness.

I feel so alive
when I am drunk on you
and your caffeine.

The perfect cup of coffee.

I'll catch y0u up on my life tomorrow!

Hope you all had a rockin' Tuesday!


ps. I am digging Beyonce's new song "If I Were a Boy!"


Paris said...

Very good!! Love them both!! You really got me on the coffee one... praise the mighty javacula!! ;) Really enjoyed my morning with you girls! We need to do that more often :) And a big thanks for dinner! It smells so good... can't wait to dig in! Love you, p

Jean said...

Awsome!!Your writings are so amazing, shauna!!
Hope you are doing well!

JO said...

It was so nice to see you today. I think you look great. I will be anxious for you to get your tests and the results. I think it is really important that you have a nice long chemo break.

I love your writings. You are so awesome. You should have some of your writings published.

Gotta go and watch the Country Music Awards!

Love ya, JO

xdjb said...

Shauna! Lonnie here, I have a song for your I-pod list it's BE OK by Ingrid Michaelson. I think you will really like it...