Writing Online: A Poetry From My 'Prose in Rhymes' Series

Updated on March 18, 2020
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Val enjoys writing poetry by always leaving a message of a life truism in each piece.

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Image by Angela Yuriko Smith from Pixabay

The true alchemists don't change lead into gold; they change the world into words.

-- William H. Gass

Those Writing for Daily Bread

Remember that job nine to five

with all efforts being just a routine

when at six it felt so good to be alive

what am I saying, you know what I mean.


That's gone now and this new boss is here

he doesn't care if you're waking up too late

and you don't get fired for having that beer

but his whip says it all -- create, and create!


No weekends exist for that writer with assignment

his mind unconsciously working twenty-four-seven

while so much of his life has gone out of alignment

at times getting up at six and hitting bed at eleven,


Then it all turns into a crazy addiction

laptop becoming something of a shrine

with all of that just a huge contradiction

as happy planning spells out a deadline.


Of course, this is merely an exaggeration

of a lazy writer who won't be annoyed

not understanding business elation

rather opting to stay unemployed.

Image by Lukas Bieri from Pixabay
Image by Lukas Bieri from Pixabay

Imperfections are not inadequacies, they are reminders that we are all in this together.

-- Brene Brown

Online Writer's Dilemmas

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 or fiction

'cause either is bound to lose

if you miss some good depiction.


Them 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 waste.


Should poetry be your main form

or long articles with a lot of picks

and what's to be seen as the norm

that's 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.

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Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

Create. Not for the money. Not for the fame. Not for the recognition. But for the pure joy of creating something and sharing it.

-- Ernest Barbaric

Our Reasons for Writing

What is our motive for writing

is it something to monetize

maybe we find it exciting

or even hope for a prize.


Is it need for recognition

or some other secret goal

maybe in a little mission

to share some of our soul.


To some it may be the way

to show the best of who we are

and give substance to a boring day

by getting closer to someone very far.


Others have discovered a thrill

in comments with a friendly praise

and yet to some others it's a way to chill

while life is going through a disturbing phase.


Well, don't bother revealing your reasons

to a stranger that I most certainly must be

we all have our different creative seasons

so, like me, keep alive your writing spree.

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Image by Stockpic from Pixabay

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

-- Ray Bradbury

Writing It Sometimes for Ourselves

Like suddenly missing an umbilical cord

at times we feel this heavy separation

by window we sit somewhat bored

facing a social spirit deflation.


But the feeling may be a sort of mixed

in a way we hope for a sound of phone

but the moment isn't asking to be fixed

and we might be much better off alone.


Reluctant between these two needs

we may go online to share what we feel

with a poem, a story, hoping someone reads

though knowing deep down we can't make it real.


Not as real as we feel it, so maybe why bother

as words can't replace this deep trembling sigh

our story will be generalized as one or another

taken as a regular fiction, in other words -- a lie.


But now to the rescue comes this bright notion

to write it for ourselves and we'll understand

encoding into each line this deep emotion

now with less need for empathetic hand.


Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay
Image by Enrique Meseguer from Pixabay

Dance above the surface of the world. Let your thoughts lift you into creativity that is not hampered by opinion.

-- Red Haircrow

From the Lips of My Muse

Oftentimes she lulls me into a poetic trance

her whisper not always so easy to perceive

but enough for rhymes, their rhythmic dance

and for yet another human story to conceive.


Wondrous is magic of words at their play

with mystery of where they are springing

and how they know what they want to say

like free flowing lyrics in carefree singing.


What in me insists on expressing my soul

lining every vibrant and meaningful letter

like in a rehearsal of some theatrical role

stumbling at first, but then getting better.


If my Muse would happen to be a human

she might look like Madonna with child

or like an angel disguised as a woman

with that mysterious Mona Lisa smile.


I see her again as she is waving good-bye

reading this last verse from her smiling lips

I smile back at her with this trembling sigh

while ending yet another of my poetic trips.

Questions & Answers

    © 2020 Vladimir Karas

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        Vladimir Karas 

        3 weeks ago from Canada

        Allen, my old buddy -- There are dozens of things that you can do where I would be less than a beginner. And, from knowing that little about your life story -- I believe you "have been everywhere, man", seen things, done things, experienced things in your own, unique way.

        And you don't need a Muse to help you express any of it, you ARE the expression of it, from day to day interacting with people, and making one of them for sure happy that you exist exactly as you are -- while being a friend..

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        Allen Edwards 

        3 weeks ago from Iowa

        Your "Muse" Val...Oh what a benevolent creature.

        Mine..Well, "he"; "she"; or "it" has yet to expose themselves to me. If i were to conjure up a character that best describes why I do...just what I'm doing now, I would have to come full stop.

        Ok, so that didn't work. I'm now into trying the "logical-ness" method of life event reconstruction, and what (if any); when (do i really want to go back to those times?), and ; where ("I've been everywhere, man

        I've been everywhere, man

        Crossed the desert's bare, man

        I've breathed the mountain air, man

        Of travel I've a'had my share, man

        I've been everywhere")

        contributes to my desire to get those "damned pesky" thoughts into this white background, cluttered wth black (supposed to represent thoughts) characters.

        My envy for you and your ability to put your.."most elegant"..thoughts into a format of whatever you choose...Well, it is immensely respectful!

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        Hari Prasad S 

        3 weeks ago from Bangalore

        Cool write val. Enjoyed all of them.

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