Hand of Glory

Dragged through shards of himself

by a withered hand of glory

cut from the last broken reflection he saw

smiling at him out of warped glass

he knows the road is just begun

Lying on his back awake

as stars above him live and breathe and die

waiting for the dread to return

he wonders aloud what strength is left

in the fingers of a severed hand

Why do you write what you write?

Image by Dean Moriarty from Pixabay

9 thoughts on “Hand of Glory”

  1. That is a good question. I like to write because…i guess I just enjoy it. Also perfecting the art entertains me. So, I enjoy failing and trying over and over even if what I have other people like.

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  2. In answer to the question: Over 15 years ago, an editor told me simply, “Writers write.” Meaning, of course, that all else is useless in learning the craft. While my half-baked ideas of writing fiction have languished, I still work at it because I find I can’t quite quit it. Maybe the goal should be to worry about keeping the flame lit and let the rest take care of itself?

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    1. I clearly can’t read haha, I will re-answer the question. In regards to the short stories, I enjoy writing them because I love to let my imagination wander and it amazes me how freeing it can be to start a story with a thought in the middle of a city and follow the journey as it weaves through all kinds of places. Forests, oceans, future, past, magical times and places full of faeries and goblins all the way to the paranormal.

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      1. Beautifully said! You’ve reminded me of a Shel Silverstein poem, which has been an immense inspiration to everything I’ve written:

        Magic

        Sandra’s seen a leprechaun,
        Eddie touched a troll,
        Laurie danced with witches once,
        Charlie found some goblins’ gold.
        Donald heard a mermaid sing,
        Susy spied an elf,
        But all the magic I have known
        I’ve had to make myself.

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