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NOTE:  2016 11 25  23H02 EST  You Understand? - ramblings...

You Understand?


You know why I say I'm not a writer?

'Cause I compare my scribblings

To what it could be but that I can't

Achieve like Mark Twain, Oscar Wilde,

Edgar Allan Poe, Arthur Rimbaud, and

So many others I'm not listing here...


What those authors wrote are so beyond

Beautiful use of the language and expression.

More than that, it's the wit and intelligence

Behind the words they chose to form together.

I don't know, with that in mind, oh, I can't

For the life of me consider myself a writer...


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Written on 2016-11-26 at 05:05

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Yes, I hear you. We all learn from the great writers, and we're doomed (it seems) to fall short of their titanic and luminous example. But we learn from them, and with each passing day, we get better and wiser and --- one hopes --- more secure in the fact that, OK, maybe we're not going to win a Nobel, but darn it, we can all do our best, and hope for the best!

Thank you for this poem. It's very straightforward, and you describe a feeling common to anyone who's ever picked up a pen (or sat at a keyboard)!

ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
We are all writers! We , writers are all unique , special in our unique way. We must as writers write in our special way.
Ken :) ;)