A writer yearns to tell their story, any story,
that will stand the test of time
full of hardships conquered
and inspire generations with hope.
The story shall feel whimsical,
not so much with fairies dancing
but that there is a happy ending.
The story shall have brevity,
not so much as a long weathered tale
but one that details just enough.
The story shall be one that others dream of
and inspire even the darkest ones with hope.
The depth of emotion shall brighten the skies.
The cutting edge shall be sharp as a fresh-cut sword.
Giving what many have lacked,
Inspiring strength to withstand.
Readers everywhere want a story, any story,
because our story is yearning for hope.
Kimberly Ray is the author of two poetry collections: Coffee Shop Sessions: Whatever It Takes, Even If It Doesn’t Take and Coffee Shop Sessions II: Moving Mountains One by One. She is currently working on her third poetry collection and can be found at her blog or on Twitter.