Below is the poem entitled I mourn for the beginner which was written by poet
Mutugi. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Who loves a beginner?
What counts except experience?
In every aspect and field:
Of romance, writing and working
But where do you gain experience
Without a first chance?
Young novel writers
Can only reap in old age
If only they are lucky
To live long like crows
What was that?
Of publishers, critics and guides
Indeed, a wise query
To awaken and fortify the beginners!
Critics have muddied my land of birth
With contemptuous phrases
Is it really a literary desert?
What with this poor reading culture,
But where are the books
From novel upcoming writers?
Publishers exude words of hope
In interviews and forums
What happened to yester day’s promises?
Who adores beginners?
Will they survive to be breadwinners?