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Does poetry writing Count

Discussion in 'Pastoral Ministries' started by poetrob68, Aug 28, 2003.

  1. poetrob68

    poetrob68 New Member

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    This may or may not be the right forum.
    But I consider writing poetry a ministry.
    I am a contributor at a few sites and sometimes
    it is hard and frustrating. Sometimes I run out
    of things to write about. Someone once suggested
    writing about what the world will be like after
    the Rapture. I'm not sure I want to.
    The most frustrating part is writing a poem
    and have no one read it. A poem that doesn't
    get any hits. The perverbial lead ball.
    Other times I write one that misses the mark
    and get told to try again.
    Feedback can often times hurt especially if it
    comes from non-Christians. I get called a few
    nouns with lots of colorful adjectives. My skin
    has to be thick.
    The most rewarding thing is people who are
    touched and ministered to. I realize what I
    do reaches people in a similar way that a Pastor
    does. I take my writing very seriously for this
    reason.
    People are influenced by what I write. And I
    will ultimately be accountable to God for it. [​IMG]
     
  2. Jim1999

    Jim1999 <img src =/Jim1999.jpg>

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    I have been writing poetry for years and yet have only had four poems published for remuneration.

    Just keep in mind why you write. The great writers often go unnoticed until after their death. A few make the grade during their lifetime.

    Keep writing and enjoy what you do. Sometimes people notice.

    Cheers,

    Jim
     
  3. gb93433

    gb93433 Active Member

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    Just look at the lyrics to music. Consider Fanny Crosby and the tremendous impact she has had even long after her death.
     
  4. Circuitrider

    Circuitrider <img src=/circuitrider2.JPG>

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    Once there was a Baptist from Rome,
    Whose place was not quite right at home.
    He gave up his plans,
    By dusting his hands,
    And now he is living in Nome. [​IMG]

    If you don't like this little poem,
    Then go right ahead and write your own. [​IMG]
     
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