Do It Anyway

You may be familiar with the Kent Keith poem, popularized by Mother Teresa, that contains the line “Love them anyway.” It goes on to mention setbacks, disappointments and obstacles, to which the response is to continue to do the right thing, anyway. I feel that way about my writing. As in:

The competition is staggering. I write anyway.

I’m not at the level I want to achieve. I write anyway.

I rarely get a response. I write anyway.

I’ve used up all my good ideas. I write anyway.

I get tired of trying. I write anyway.

I wish I had more time. I write anyway.

All my work seems so ephemeral. I write anyway.

Sometimes it’s hard. I write anyway.

Whatever happens or doesn’t happen, I write anyway. 

I write anyway.

Just this: I write anyway.

About Lida Bushloper

writer and poet
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6 Responses to Do It Anyway

  1. Kathie Lanker says:

    I always read your posts, Lida. Someone is listening. I don’t usually comment, but you always inspire me. I began learning the piano again and you were one of my inspirations. Thank you always for guiding so many.

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  2. Well, Kathie, I wasn’t fishing, but I sincerely appreciate your constant support. I also wasn’t whining. Just making one more observation about the writing life. Thanks for reading and commenting. Lida

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  3. pamelasthibodeaux says:

    Love this!
    Thanks for the reminder to write what I can, when I can and no matter what, keep on writing
    Good luck and God’s blessings
    PamT

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    • Thanks, Pam. It’s a marathon not a sprint. I need these reminders and encouragements. If I can help someone else along the way, so much the better. Thanks for reading and commenting. Lida

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  4. Hey, Lida. I checked you out because you liked my post on the WORD BY WORD Blog. This is great advice and something all writers need to be reminded. I shared. 🙂

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  5. Wow, thanks Marsha, for reading and sharing. I just felt I had to show my appreciation for your important and timely post. Lida

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