Paper … White and Clean

Paper … White and Clean

By Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee/@GeeGranny on Twitter

(All artwork is by me, owned by me … Gloria Faye Brown Bates)



A blank piece of paper, white and clean

No written words has it ever seen

Until … I come along, feel the need to write on it


I sit, close my eyes to see

In my mind what I want to write about me

Decide do I want to draw or write


My fingers begin typing merrily along

Words in my mind … sing song

Tapping my memories as they flow


From my mind just as rain falls from the sky

Words like drops splash on my page … oh my

The colors of my life


Grief, pain mostly what I know

I wish I could tell you it ain’t so

Life is what it is … no more or less


I don’t feel sorry for myself, nor stay down and out

Because it gives me stories to write about

I write stories for you to read making it a positive thing


To entertain, make you sad, glad … happy or cry

That’s what stories are for I think as I sigh

Yes, I give you a story as I get much needed release


We are both happy for it

As you read and I … typing words as I sit

That’s what readers, writers do!


My characters want to play

Giving me words they want to say

I’m doing what I love to do


Life-giving words to bring characters alive

As they walk, run, jump … even dive

I put the colors in their life as I paint with words

If my stories are sad

With words I can take away the bad

Making everyone happy once again


As they live the rest of their life happily

Ride off into the sunset as far as I can see

I let go … everything is alright once again

No longer is the paper white, clean

It’s colored with my words waiting to be seen

Beginning of story … all the way to The End


Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee



Note by this Author:

Photo/poem written … owned by Gloria Faye Brown Bates/aka Granny Gee.

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