*Writing Tip #7: “Proofreading!”…Yes, It Matters.~Maxwanette A Poetess

I don’t know where to begin, but I am sure we can all relate “Proofreading!”…Yes, it matters. As a Poet, what is being said, how it is being said, read and interpreted is imperative to poetic expression. Punctuation and grammar set the tones of the words, as well as stress the intended meanings. 

The worst thing is to read a wonderful poem, novel and or article and it’s laced with grammatical errors. 

For me, it takes away from the piece. It has happened to me on occasion, but I try my best to stay on top of it. Because face it, there are a few things that Spell Check misses, doesn’t recognize or will constantly f$&k-up, lol! So, I take the time to proofread quite often. But at times, an error or typo will make it’s way to public viewing. I have edited and or corrected a few posts at times. But as we know, that option isn’t always available. 

After proofreading, I take a 5-minute break, then look at it again. Because when writing and reading consistently, your vision can play tricks on you. It is best to take a pause then return with fresher eyes. 

Happy Proofreading!!!

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚

~Maxwanette A Poetess

“We Danced”~Maxwanette A Poetess


(Picture derived from Google)


“We Danced”

I see a smile, I felt a tear,
But I know that love is here.
This is not a moment for grief.

I heard a song, I danced along,
Even as the pain, made me gain,
Another portal in which to release.

Surrounded by hearts & Souls turned to stone,
I danced & sung all alone,
Simply waiting to be free.

Then I thought,
Through the hell that was fought,
There is another, singing & dancing, just like me.

I kept pounding my feet,
Heavily, to the soulful beat,
Combined with Love & Unity.

I opened my eyes,
There was no surprise,
That the solo became a duo and I became Us…

And we danced.

*In life, we experience the negatives and positives. So many times, many of us feel that we’re going through this experience all alone, especially during difficult times. 
Funnier still, if we talk to a group of people, we can usually relate to similar experiences regarding just about anything and everything. 
I find that during these experiences, calling on help and or support from others is a strong, wise and loving spiritual move (a dance of connective Souls). This reinforces one’s energies and assists one in making it further. 

by Maxwanette A. Poetess

“Do You Think That You’re All Alone?”~Maxwanette A Poetess

“Do You Think That You’re All Alone?”

Do you think that you’re alone?

As the feelings of isolated desolation,

Leaves you so forlorn.
Barely wanting to move,

Wishing you forgot how to breathe

Whilst dancing on that tight-rope of mental disease.
Do you think that you’re all alone?

Your tenacity & bravery, that you never notice,

They live past the psychological torture that your brain thinks this is.
Many may try to degrade your presence,

As they throw their negative 2 cents,

At the breaking of your silence.
Do you think that you’re all alone?

The pains that you feel, cause others to deal,

With the pains & struggles, that they’re going through.
Such a precious sacrifice,

Expressing the effects of this life,

And the toll it took… that’s how it does.
Do you think that you’re all alone?

Then come,

These words of empathy & love are for you.
And it’s okay,

I used to think that I was alone too,

But look? I found you.

*This poem was created out of an empathetic need. I encountered many damaged Souls in this life. Which is easier to do, if you’re damaged as well. The beauty is the healing. Along with seeing and knowing of self, loving oneself regardless, basking in this love, saturating in it and sharing it with others. Sharing this love, heals from within and then outwardly. This Universe (World, Earth, Planet) is too big and filled with too many people, for anyone to feel, stay, be, or believe that they’re all alone through the madness. No matter how crazy, unfair, painful & defeating it gets, someone is sending positivity your way, someone is trying to remind you that true love exists, someone is encouraging your Soul to remember that love began with YOU, someone is rooting for you to become aware and acknowledge, that you’re divinely created, preciously gifted, seriously needed & 

“YOU ARE NOT ALONE.”

 “Namastè & One Love”💖💛

by Maxwanette A. Poetess

“I’ve Seen…”~Maxwanette A Poetess

 

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“I’ve Seen… 

I’ve seen and have gone through the suffering upon this land, 
I’ve seen the greed & selfishness in realms that many don’t over-stand.
 
I’ve seen the destruction, done to self and one another,
 
I’ve seen all the distractions based on money, status, power, sex & color.
 
I’ve seen the faces of lost hope and despair,
 
I’ve seen those who claim love, but really do not care.
 
I’ve seen the hatred, that keeps us apart,
 
I’ve seen the residuals of this…inside my own thoughts, being & heart.
 
I’ve seen the memories of what it once was,
 
I’ve seen the divisions that destroy us just because…
 
We’ve forgotten to see & be LOVE.
 
As many don’t give a damn and some wonder what to do,
 
I’ve seen what we can be if we re-learn to love and fix the view.
 
The core purpose of mankind has gone askew,
 
We are to be—“LOVING OF SELF, LOVING ME, LOVING YOU.”
 
Reconnecting of Souls, making love the focus, changes this 3-D hue…
 
“I’VE SEEN…Remember? You’ve seen it too.
 
“Namaste & One Love”
 

by Maxwanette A. Poetess