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i want to be a writer

“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.”

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing

i want to be a writer

but my words won’t bring home bread


i want to be a writer

but the nine to five absurdity

poisons my time


i want to be a writer

but the demanding landlords and organic food

leave my pages blank


i want to be a writer

but the dull hours of the redundant days

imprison me in ache


i want to be a writer

but my brain

is stored in a jar of hollow keyboards


i want to be a writer

but my ears

are above my mouth


i want to be a writer


who will listen?

How do you keep up the motivation to write in this chaotic world?

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  1. Easy: if I don’t write I become a horrible person to be around. I’ve pretty much given up all hope of ever being able to make money through writing, but it’s a rewarding activity in its own right.

    1. yea making money is tough through writing, the lucky few make it seam so lucrative! but can’t give up what we love, so we must keep writing!

  2. This chaotic, absurd world is what motivates me to write, Em. All you have to do to be a writer is write. You write; you are a writer. You write thoughtful, heartfelt, moving posts and poems. Just because you aren’t earning a living from it yet doesn’t mean you aren’t a writer. Don’t give up. And oh, hey; I for one am glad your ears are above your mouth ’cause, you know, you’d look awful funny otherwise!

    1. true, you are always the voice of reason! sometimes i get frustrated with my day job and wish i was sitting somewhere and writing or reading. but i need to have an income to fuel these typing finger!

      1. Sigh… Our shared lament. Keep your chin up, kiddo!

  3. Mission accomplished: You are a writer, and that poem proves it perfectly. 🙂

    1. means a lot Kristian, thanks xx

  4. I can’t not write. It’s what balances the chaos.

    1. i feel the same

  5. I have the same sentiments.

    1. one day, it will happen!

  6. While it would be great to be able to make a living wage from writing it’s not easy. However, with KDP (amazon’s self publishing arm) you can publish with no financial burden on yourself and once it’s out there it’s available to buy forever more if that’s what you want.

  7. Such a great read! You’re already a fantastic writer; this poem shows it. If you write about something you love, readers will truly appreciate that genuine enthusiasm you have for a subject you’re passionate about, and will look forward to new content from someone who loves what they’re doing! Keep it up! <3

    1. thank you so much x

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