I know this isn’t a typical blog post, but I couldn’t help myself. So I borrowed a little bit from Elizabeth Barrett Browning (it’s public domain). I would tell you to enjoy, buuuut…I stink at poetry. You’ve been warned.

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee for the sigh and giggle and swoon
My soul can feel, as if flying to the moon.
For the endless romance that mirrors grace.
I love thee for how you fill long days
With readers wrapped warm, as if in a cocoon;
I love thee freely, I consider you a boon.
I love thee purely, as you sing God’s praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my imagination so bright.
I love thee with a love that never gave me the blues
When life threw curves. I love thee with the bright
Smiles, tears, of all my dreams; and, if God choose,
I shall be love thee better as I write.

Yep. Told you it was going to be bad. But that’s okay! This is why I write romance novels, not poetry. Haha!

Have you ever tried your hand at something you stink at but loved and kept doing anyway?

Mikal Dawn is an inspirational romance author, wedding enthusiast, and proud military wife. By day, she works as an administrative assistant for an international ministry, serves in her church’s library, runs her kids to all their sports, and drinks lots of coffee. By night, she talks to figments of her imagination as she attempts to write while dinner is burning. And drinks lots of coffee. When she isn’t writing about faith, fun, and forever, she is obsessively scouring Pinterest (with coffee in hand, of course!) for wedding ideas for her characters.

Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Mikal now lives in Nebraska with her husband, their three children, and one ferocious feline. Connect with Mikal on mikaldawn.comFacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest.