Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Watch RWISA Write - My Day in the Spotlight!

For the month of August, I will be sharing written pieces by RWISA authors.  RWISA is the Rave Writers - International Society of Authors, a prestigious organization that prides itself on including incredible INDIE authors.  I was recently accepted into this amazing group and am thrilled to help promote the talented works of RWISA authors.  I was chosen as the author for day one, so here is a new poem that I recently wrote.  Enjoy! :-)

By Yvette M Calleiro

The written word and I
Are cherished friends,
Embracing each other’s thoughts and emotions
Like kindred spirits,
Dancing on clouds.
Bosom buddies who gossip and giggle
And gasp at all the same moments.
She and I are equals,
More than that, really.
We are two parts of a whole,
Complementing and complimenting the other,
Perfect beings.

The spoken word and I
Skirt around each other’s social circles.
We stumble around awkward pauses,
Unable to pull the perfect word or phrase
From our filing cabinet of knowledge.
Ease and grace flee without a moment’s notice.
She is more skilled than I.
She whispers her intricately woven ideas into my mind,
But her delicate strength is no match for
The hills of anxiety and the mountains of insecurity
That obstruct her path to freedom.
Before her words can reach my tongue,
They unravel into shreds of confusion,
Left unspoken.

If only the written word and the spoken word
Could meet…
They would live in perfect harmony.
But alas…
It is not meant to be,
Neither willing to leave her domain,
Each content to dance alone,
And I…
I am stuck in the middle,
Pulled in both directions,
Reveling in the comfort of the written word,
Needing the spoken word to survive.
But still I dream
Of the day when my words will intermingle
And a new love affair can be born.

If you've followed my blog for a bit, you know that I am more comfortable with writing than speaking. This poem was a way for me to share my relationship with words.  I hope you liked it. :-) 

Thank you for supporting me along the WATCH "RWISA" WRITE Showcase Tour today!  We ask that if you have enjoyed this member's writing, then please visit their Author Page on the RWISA site, where you can find more of their writing, along with their contact and social media links, if they've turned you into a fan.  We ask that you also check out their books in the RWISA or RRBC catalogs.  Thanks, again for your support and we hope that you will follow each member along this amazing tour of talent!  Don't forget to click the link below to learn more about this author:

My RWISA Author Page:


  1. I love the first five sentences of your poem. So true and beautifully written. Keep on dancing on the clouds.

    1. Thank you, Karen. I do love to dance! ;-)

    2. I posted this on my blog. Sorry I am late in the day doing it.

  2. If only the written word and spoken word could meet...I love this. There is so much more safety in the written word with the power of the eraser, or delete button (2017 lol).

    1. Lol! That delete button is a godsend. ;-) It's a shame that we can't use it with the spoken word. All we have is the pause button in our mind before the words exit, and many choose not to use it. Lol! Love you, my friend.

  3. Beautiful, Yvette; thank you for sharing! Take care and enjoy your day! :) ~Stephanie

  4. You're having an awesome day in the spotlight, Yvette. And your poem is positively stellar. Wishing you an awesome day!

    1. Thank you, Mae. I'm happy that you enjoyed the poem. :-)

  5. Hi Yvette! The poem is beautiful! I can relate to it so well. I want to print it out and frame it. You have a 'spotlight' on my blog as well.

    1. Aw, thank you, Vashti! I'm so honored that you feel it's worthy of displaying. I can't wait to visit your blog. Thank you! :-)

  6. Such a beautiful piece, Yvette! ❤️

    1. Thank you, Natalie! I appreciate your support. :-)

  7. A beautiful poem, Yvette. It touches a deep chord within me. Thank you for sharing it.

    1. Thank you, Sooz! I'm so happy that you like it and can connect with it. :-)

  8. Beautifully written. It touched my soul.

    1. Thank you for letting me know that, Laurie. You made me smile. :-)


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