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Online Writer's Dilemma: A Poem

Val enjoys turning his thoughts into a form of an article or a rhyme, while not necessarily keeping in mind reader's possible taste.

Losing your mind over what to write steals of the simple joy of expressing yourself.

Losing your mind over what to write steals of the simple joy of expressing yourself.

There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.

-- Ernest Hemingway

If you are one that writes a lot

you spread yourself too thin

so it's more often than not

it doesn't make you win.


Then if you write a little

you may appear all dried out

but even finding a golden middle

still is leaving you in kind of a doubt.


For what topics to choose

those informative of fiction

'cause either is bound to lose

if you miss some good depiction.


Then how to choose a right style

trying to satisfy most every taste

for if you don't make them smile

your writing may go to the waste.


Should poetry be your main form

or long articles with plenty of pics

and what is to be seen as the norm

that is using some well tested tricks.


Could original be better than old themes

although hard for search engine to find

but just adding to the old, so it seems

looks worn out to everyone's mind.


O.K., I don't really know about you

but I gave up on strategies long ago

just being happy to express my view

not bothering to impress as some pro.

© 2022 Val Karas