I’m Maddie, a
Christ follower / twentysomething / lover of beauty / people-loving introvert / overly-introspective person / daydreamer / college student / handletterer / amateur writer.
I love to write. Words are a beautiful thing. I love the way they can capture and express emotions and memories and thoughts. I love how they can be used to speak truth into people’s lives, tell stories, or describe the radiant glow of a sunset. Writing is how I process my thoughts. I journal a lot, it helps to organize the plethora of thoughts scrambled up in my brain into something more coherent and easy to think through. I also love to write stories and poetry, and let my imagination run free. I’ve written stories and poems ever since I was little (many of them were never finished), and I don’t plan on stopping anytime soon.
This blog is a place where I share poems, and occasionally maybe a short story. (“Why a story?” you might say. “Your title is ‘Maddie the POET’… wouldn’t a short story be a little out of place on a poetry blog?” I would’ve thought so, but guess what! We get the word “poem” from a greek word poiēma, which means “fiction” or “poem”, which comes from poiein, which means the even broader “to create”. A story is a creation, as is a poem, right? So it wouldn’t be THAT out of place.) Enjoy!