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If you want to be a writer, you might as well forget money, forget richness, forget happiness, the ink pierces your skin- in, out, in, out, such a pattern of mourning- it strips all pride in hopes you'll quit- give up- like they all do. You might as well sign the contract of death- to die before any work-if that even is published, or merely acknowledged. The steps of becoming one with the pen, and page- begin with hurt there's no way you can achieve a smile when a thousand doubts are slapping your face. Mocking you so you're locked up in your own world- without a key. The pity emphasizes the fact you're unknown and from that you always will be hopes and dreams are stomped on while you continue to change the world with a single line- 7 syllables; I want to be a writer. Well of course you do- but can you run through the eternal disaster? Hoping you get through without a single scar single scratch, blood only kept within. That's the defining moment- blood seeping through- searing feeling of the climax and then it all ends.

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  1. Date: 4/28/2012 3:48:00 PM
    Sarah, I felt your doubt and struggle throughout that personal dialogue, and you are not alone.It is an artist affliction to feel chronic sadness, because we create works that always exposed, naked, and subject to scrutiny. I liked the verse very much..and look forward to reading more of your work. Best regards, Brenda Best regards Brenda Atry

  1. Date: 4/27/2012 7:09:00 PM
    WOW!!! Stupendous write dear poet.I completely understand were you're going with this.However any thing is attainable with self motivated steps and perseverance.xoxoxo