Ways to Tell a Story

Ways to Tell a Story

I like to tell a story
Thoroughly and true –
Rip it out and tear it up,
And let the pieces strew

Or
Fluff it like a pillow
Snuggle up and rest,
Grab a nearby blanket,
And make myself a nest

Or
Play with it and dance it,
Kick up its happy heels,
Ride with it on roller skates
And fly above its wheels

Or
Live it in my daily life,
Be my story’s plot,
Elaborate my character,
Inquire and cast my lot.

Everyone’s a story,
Parts real and parts pretend.
We can’t see all the elements,
Or know how things will end.

But whether we rip, fluff, or play,
Or something else entire,
We can find in other’s stories,
Themes that will inspire.

So whether yours is whisper soft
Or grab-some-earplugs bold,
Your story is important.
Make sure it’s being told.