I mourn for the beginner 2

Written by: Arnold Mutugi

Who loves a beginner?
I DO
What counts except experience?
PASSION
In every aspect and field:
Of romance, writing and working
But where do you gain experience
Without a first chance?
YOU LEARN AND LEARN

Young novel writers
Can only reap in old age
If only they are lucky
To live long like crows
SOME DO NOT

What was that?
INDEED, IT WAS SOMETHING WORTH NOTING
Common comments
Of publishers, critics and guides
Indeed, a wise query
To awaken and fortify the beginners!
AND THEY SHOULD

Critics have muddied my land of birth
With contemptuous phrases
Is it really a literary desert?
GUILT?

What with this poor reading culture, 
EXCUSE, EXCUSES!

But where are the books
From novel upcoming writers?
UNDER THEIR BEDS

Publishers exude words of hope
To beginners
In interviews and forums


Later?





What happened to yester day’s promises?
THEY ARE BUSY; IT IS HUMAN NATURE, YOU KNOW

Who adores beginners?
Will they survive to be breadwinners?
IT DEPENDS