Sunday, November 25, 2012

Writing Is Easy (Nov 25 Prompt: Opposite)

Anyone who tells you
writing is difficult
just doesn’t know
what he’s talking about.

Just sit
at the word processor
and tear off
into the blue,
and let your mind
just connect
ideas together.

Never mind if it makes sense,
it came out of you!

Don’t worry about half-finished ideas
or about being repetitive,
or saying the same thing over and over
or being redundant.

Just get it all on the page
and then hit spell check.

And you don’t need
to do it every day,
just wait
until Grand Inspiration
strikes you.

When it’s done
force everyone you know
to read it
and make sure
to watch them
as they read it.

And for goodness sake,
don’t be so critical of
your own writing.

you've already done the hard part
by writing it.

Now it’s their turn
to carry the ball.



  1. ha. some days its easier than others...would keep this on the wall though on days i dont feel like it...i make myself though, every day...dont always share it but you are right once you release it they have the ball...

    1. Thanks, bro. There was a Marshall Crenshaw cd called "I've Suffered for My Art, Now It's Your Turn" and I liked that a lot.

  2. "When it’s done
    force everyone you know
    to read it"

    Oh, that made me laugh!

    1. Thanks :) a laugh is the best response.

  3. Anonymous7:36 PM

    You really really are good, you know that, right? I fell behind on these prompts . ..and here you are, just making it look so easy! :) Thanks, poet friend! - deb

    1. Thanks, Deb - These are hardly poems, but they are (at least) something. But then again, you write a poem a day and they're usually perfect!

  4. Ha - love this take on the prompt - and on writing in general! Thanks for stopping by my site, and hope you enjoyed my prompt!

    1. I didn't realize it was your prompt. Excellent - yes I liked yours too -see your blog.