#weekendcoffeeshare: Happy and Sad

Each month, I look forward to receiving my new edition of Writing Magazine. When it pops through my letterbox, I archive my last copy in my bookshelves in my study.

Butterfly - Kate Bailey - Small

Photo credit: Kate Bailey

For the past month, I have had the July issue by my side, open at the Alison Chisholm’s two-page Poetry Workshop, Featuring my poem, Flutter Back. Some might think that to be rather vain, and maybe it is, but I was so happy and proud to have that lovely poem featured, that I just had to keep reminding myself that the print was real.

I wish that I could have taken it to show my Dad, but he died in March. He would have been so happy and proud. Having written the poem in the late Summer of last year, at least I was able to read it to him before he died. He was delighted when he heard it.

So, in archiving July’s edition of that magazine, I felt that I was filing away a tiny piece of Dad.

That is why I am both happy and sad.

At least I am able to share it with all of you, as we sit here sipping our weekend coffee.

What has made you happy or sad this week?

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About Lance Greenfield

Blog: lancegreenfield.wordpress.com email: lancegmitchell@outlook.com I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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8 Responses to #weekendcoffeeshare: Happy and Sad

  1. Antoinette Truglio Martin says:

    Congratulations on your poem publication. Big accomplishment I am sure your dad would have loved.

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  2. It is such a wonderful feeling to have a piece of writing featured in a magazine, congratulations. I popped over and read “Flutter Back” and it is well written.

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    • Please feel free to take a look around my Titbits & Poetry page. The articles and poems are short and many of them are guaranteed to make you COL (Chuckle Out Loud).
      Feel free to leave ‘likes’ and comments and to share anything wider that takes your fancy. The more the merrier.
      Thanks for looking.


  3. TammyB says:

    writing every day made me happy! I am running regularly now too.

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  4. Ooh, congratulations to having your poem published. Yes, your dad is proud of you. I am sure.

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  5. Colline says:

    Having your poem published is definitely something to be proud about!

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  6. willowdot21 says:

    so pleased about your poem ❤ 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  7. H Lance. Getting published has to be the best feeling. Reasonable pride at having your work selected by professionals and paid for by actual readers. Congratulations.

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