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Keep Writing!

Keep Writing!

I am writer, and I struggle everyday. Not with the whole writing concept, or story concept itself, but struggling with how to deal with the words no writer ever wants to hear(which can ultimately disrupt the flow of things for you in the writing world):

“You’re not good enough!”

“You’ll never be good enough!”

“Who do you think you are, Stephen King?”

And to which, I scoff, then wallow in pain from hearing such negative remarks from FAMILY! The last bunch of people anyone, who is emotionally supporting themselves, ever wants to hear. I can’t be the only one.

And I am not trying to be like ANYONE. JUST MYSELF which is what every writer/author I am sure is trying to do as well. But if that is not what they meant, then obviously they were talking about that person’s status quo. To which, I remind them, I write for ME, and only ME. Trying to read a publisher’s mind, or audience’s mind is unrealistic. And I believe, being true to me, myself, and I, is the only best shot I have in this industry.

So, instead of taking the easy way out, and google searching what others have done, I took out my pen and analyzed ways that might help me. In turn, I realized, maybe it just might help you. Yeah, you. The one who googled the same thing, wanting the same answer as I did.

Here’s my advice: Some people don’t even have any room to talk. The best you can do is live your life right. If it happens to be better than theirs, then so be it. Don’t let their failures be your self-doubt, and don’t let their jealousy be your burden.

That’s it! I hope you know we should all be here for each other, when no one is. Stand together, when others push. Build each other, when we fall. Only then, will we have a community so strong, no one will bother with their own petty insecurities.

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Posted by on November 21, 2016 in Keep Writing!, Posts by Author

 

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So… Which Is It?

This poem was written by me. Now, fair warning: It can be a bit touchy to those sensitive to sensitive topics, or hot button issues. But, this is me. This is the true me. I write what I feel is right, and stand tall against the things I believe. This is me. This is my poem. Interpret it any way you wish, but know, I love all people equal.

There’s a man,

Clinging to God’s word.

There’s  a girl,

Dreaming of a different world.

There’s a mother,

Shaking in despair.

And someone, somewhere,

Living without hair.

Sometimes we forget

To say that prayer.

So instead we click a post,

Type ‘Amen’.

Then we share a post of long-haired man.

There it is. That’s our prayer.

But did we forget,

Or did we simply not care

That their life is so unfair?

In a room,

A baby lies,

It does not whimper,

Not even cry.

Not fully formed

In the doctors eyes.

A heart flutters,

Before it stops.

No tears are shed,

But The People cry.

They throw up pickets,

Scream, “Ban this horror!”

We click the bait,

Help spread this sorrow.

Speak unread opinions,

Do nothing.

Then pout,

As if you did something.

But did we forget,

Or did we simply not care,

That it’s life was ripped unfair?

Down the road,

Blocked from view,

A cloak of vinyl,

Surrounded by crews,

Leaves the scene in nothing new.

In a flash,

A life flew by,

Due to a crash

Because of his eyes.

On the phone,

Typed the words

‘Amen’;

No good luck today,

Not for him.

But did he forget,

Or did he simply not care,

That the car he hit,

Was a family headed to the fair?

There are things unspoken,

Words unheard.

But what did you expect?

You’re part of the herd.

Break apart,

Then you’ll see,

There’s a girl, a boy, a teen, an adult, and a person,

Much like you and me,

Out there,

Clinging to the truth.

Out here,

Fighting for a turn.

Inside our mind,

It can be quite unkind.

But did we forget,

Or did we simply not care,

That all we do,

All we ever do,

Is stop, and then stare,

Moments before we hit, ‘SHARE’?

 
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Posted by on October 24, 2016 in Poem #1, Stories

 

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