To any aspiring "authors,&

To any aspiring "authors,"


I encourage you to be more.

Push for more.

Claw your way,

tooth and nail,

for more.

Each and every one of you has the potential.

Your chance to make an impact,

to change the world for the better,

stands with storytelling,

not authorship.

One makes a living;

one makes a difference.


Certainly, you can do both.

Start with writing.

Grow as a "writer."

Over time, let your writings grow and flourish into the development of a story.

“Authors” are forgotten,

their works stored away on shelves to collect dust.

“Storytellers” are remembered forever,

for as long as there are stories to be told,

their works taken up and passed from person to person,

impacting and making a difference in each life they touch,

shared for the meanings they convey and the connections they create.


You are not alone.

Have patience.

Ask for help.

Seek support.

Take the time that is needed to put yourself into your works.

When all is over,

when the drafts are done,

when the permanent pen is put to paper,

what do you want to see?

What do you want others to see?

What do you want it to mean?

What do you want it to be?


Tell your story.

This poem is about: 
Our world