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I like to say I can write English well, but in perusing Twitter (avoiding evening adult chores) I ran across this tweet-link from the DailyWritingTips regarding Lead (present) and Led (past).

Oops.

I have so been guilty of this. Read the article, it is well put together and makes you think. I found that I have been following this account and if I had taken the time to click a link ages ago, I may have been led down a more informative path.

I now feel that I need to review documents at work to ensure (or is it insure?…) that we’ve used the correct tenses. I hope to lead in the right direction but am sure I have led along treacherous paths.

Oh well, just one more pitfall in the journey of a writer’s mind.

Maeve Maddox, DailyWritingTips, The Past Tense of “Lead” is Spelled “Led”, accessed on 08.25.2020, https://www.dailywritingtips.com/the-past-tense-of-lead-is-spelled-led/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

I would fly
Through the night
Just because you called
I would drive
Just to see
The sun rise
I would light
A thousand candles
Just to let you
See the light
And I will dance
In the rain
Just to let
It wash away
the pain

Seven souls
Entwine
Virtually transcending
Evolving
Neurons

Severely Entertained

Sentient Velocity

Svelte
Elongated
Viscous
Envious
Nefarious
… well I mean, they say seven eight nine…*

*I know this should have a reference – I just haven’t found it, please let me know if you know the origins of this pun/joke/saying.

<< Writingprompt.com via Twitter 8.4.2020 Write a poem about the number 7. >>

I don’t want to love an idol
I don’t want to love a star
I don’t want to love someone
I can only see from afar.

I want to love someone near
I want to love someone who can hear

I don’t want to love an idol
But I am so I fear
Nothing good can come of this
Only loneliness and tear

As dawn goes to daylight
And daylight to dusk
So life enters twilight
And love endures to dust

I don’t want to love an idol
Whom nothing can compare
I don’t want to love someone
And leave this work in despair

I’m letting go of dreaming
Reality is slowly seeping
I’m letting go of something
My heart is slowly pining
My feet have been in the clouds
My imagination running wild
My fate my own making

Reality is seeping
I have to let go to grow within
My mind is racing
My heart is aching
My soul cries out
Each time I leave a little of it
Behind

Each dream stopped
Each want blocked
Each day lost

I’m letting go of dreaming

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