Sunday, 27 May 2012

The Good Writer's Motto

Good writing is all about quality and not quantity, as is expressed here:

'The more the words, the less the meaning, and how does that profit anyone?' Ecclesiastes 6:11

Need I say more?

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

The Power of Words

As an English teacher, this is what inspires me. My job is not to correct grammar or to mark essays or to read paragraphs. No, my job is to teach my students the power of words and language and then give them the tools that they need to use those words for good.

Monday, 21 May 2012

When Words are not Enough

Just to say the words
To ask the questions.

To read between the lines
And find understanding.

At times like these
Words are not enough

Language cannot express
The pangs of the aching heart.

But in spite of this,
We will laugh, even through the tears

We will find the strength
And we will smile after all.

But we will not forget,
Even when we have not the words.

Saturday, 19 May 2012

The Whispers of the Heart

The story begins with a whisper
Then another strange dream
Is told in a language
That only the heart
Can uncover and enter

In time, a beautiful chapter
Is born of the trials and
The fire that the soul has borne.
For as long as we can speak
There will be pain and sorrow

Until such a time as this
Through the drama and the seeking
Along the roads we travel and
The stones we fall over
We must learn what we are taught

We must use the whispers
And follow the dreams
To create a time to laugh
But not run from the times to cry
And through this, discover what we can give.