by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
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let's get ready to rruuuummmmmble! :-)
the blank page awaits the touch
fearfully, i approach it
with ballpoint in hand.
trembling, i apply my pen
onto the surface,
afraid to mar the whiteness
because of the niggling voice
of failure mocking,
that old demon determined
to destroy my dreams
(he's done it so many times,
i have stopped counting):
you remember me, don't you?
i'm your worst nightmare.
you're nothing. you're a loser.
must i remind you?
& what is this you're doing?
writing? writing WHAT?
so you think you're an author?
i've got news for you.
& you're writing POETRY??
that's not good enough.
you'll never be a writer.
no one will read you.
besides, you aren't published.
authors have a book.
i get mad & DROWN failure
in a sea of words.
i am tired of your lies!
i'm not listening!
i am more than i appear.
i am somebody.
& you say i'm a loser?
i am a winner.
what do you think i'm doing?
i am a writer.
a writer is an author.
even with no book.
one day, i will have a book.
mark my words: I WILL.
(C) Copy written, 2004, by Karla Dorman.
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|Reviewed by Simon Thurlow (Reader)
|Way to go Karla. Kick Ass !!|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|You will! Yes you will! You have got so many rooting for you, mon amie! Juste fais-le! Amour et paix. Ton ami de la C-B, Canada. Régis|
|Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
You GO, Karla! NEVER stop writing; I LOVE your writes, and so do many others here at the Den! EXCELLENT, EXCELLENT poem; you are to be applauded! Sooo, *STANDING OVATION*
(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin (and BIGGEST fan), Karen Lynn. :D
(I don't have a book either, but hopefully ONE day that will change, God willing!)
|Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers
|Karla, everytime we write a word we are an author of that mark. I've no doubt that you will have that book..This was really good! Lisa|
|Reviewed by Mr. Ed
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Excellent poem Karla!!
|Reviewed by Gaylen Sharp
|Karla this is a great poem. I relate to this subject fully. I spent six months every day hours and hours writing my last book not knowing the outcome and not knowing if it would publish. I hated it. But it was worth it in the end, not because I got published but because I went through with it. I can't even spell;)|
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Excellent write Karla! Would it shock you to know I turned down two book deals? Books aren't everything my dear! what you write from the heart is, and if you are a true poet you'd keep writing even if you were the only one to see it!|
|Reviewed by john zimmerman
|I've met that s.o.b. the "Editor" [aka the "Censor"]. He is a liar.
The important thing is the poetry---
|Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader)
|Your poetry shines...you are a beautiful poetess, Karla!
Hugs and love,
|Reviewed by Ed Matlack
|I have lots of books, Karla, unfortunately they are all someone else's, LOL! I just have fun writing, not worried about doing the book thing, at least right now...I want to get an autographed copy of yours when it comes out...you are getting closer to being a published author, each poem gets better and better...Peace thru Words, Ed & rufuz|
|Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK
|If You Get Up After You Fall One More Time You Will Make It To The End!
|Reviewed by P. Michaels
Karla, if really want to do this, you will, and you are a writer of poems. You are somebody. Whoever said you were a loser?
Writers are often treated badly and receive very little rewards. Sometimes the only thing that keeps one writing is the need to communicate.
Hang in there.
|Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson
|We all know you will. I know you will..
Have to hit the right moment.
|Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader)
|Yes you will karla....just keep writing
and saving these poems..you will surely
fill up a book quickly with great
poetry...and I wish it for you...
that little demon sits on my shoulder
from time to time to...but you have got to
believe in yourself...and I think you do...