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battle royale
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Friday, March 19, 2004
Rated "G" by the Author.
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the blank page awaits the touch
of inspiration.
fearfully, i approach it
with ballpoint in hand.
trembling, i apply my pen
onto the surface,
afraid to mar the whiteness
with permanence,
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??
t
hat'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) 3/30/2004
Way to go Karla. Kick Ass !!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/20/2004
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 3/20/2004
(((Karla)))

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 3/20/2004
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 3/20/2004
Write on!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/20/2004
Excellent poem Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Gaylen Sharp 3/19/2004
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 3/19/2004
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 3/19/2004
I've met that s.o.b. the "Editor" [aka the "Censor"]. He is a liar.

The important thing is the poetry---

good write

john+
Reviewed by Sheila Jones (Reader) 3/19/2004
Your poetry shines...you are a beautiful poetess, Karla!

Hugs and love,
Sheila
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 3/19/2004
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 3/19/2004
If You Get Up After You Fall One More Time You Will Make It To The End!

TRASK
Reviewed by P. Michaels 3/19/2004

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.

Love, Patty

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 3/19/2004
We all know you will. I know you will..
Have to hit the right moment.
Your friend.........Ron
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 3/19/2004
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...
floria



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