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Let me introduce you to my little friend (watch the leaf)

you have the right not to write

since no one expects you

to reveal answers

hidden in the universe,

nor do they expect you

to scribble a phrase that

helps them to deal or to heal

you have the right to keep

thoughts to yourself,

you have the choice of

shrink-wrapping your inspiration

and hiding it in a dusty dent'd shoebox

that sits silent on your closet shelf,

you have the right to sit quietly

sulking in your sorrows

late into the night, and write

on the insides of old perfume boxes

and on greasy cardboard covers 

from discard'd  tv dinners

and scribble with ends of

chew'd up pencil tips

about the times you wish you

didn't do what you did,

or yearn'd and desir'd

for things to be better--

perhaps long'd for a miss'd kiss or

wish'd more time to say good bye

to a soldier going further than

a stone's throw away;

wondering why no one cares;

well. . .

everyone has the right

not to write. . .but we all

can choose to learn

from warriors of the word,

unafraid to exercise their right

to (at least) be bought, to be sold,

and to be read out loud and proud.

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Reviewed by Amira van Kerk
So right about this.
Love the ending.....
Reviewed by Karen Chalfant (Reader)
Wonderful message for writers. I really like the term 'warriors of the word'. That's excellent!
Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader)
Very good Message in this and truly hope all do as you here to write write write. Thank You ever so much.
Reviewed by John Banasiewicz Jr
excellent message here and something to think about as far as the "Right to Do"
glad so many people are are writing for sure and glad you have choosen to share your's
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Eloquently expressed from a soulful creation. Thank you, Cynth'ya. Love and peace to you. Regis
Reviewed by Eddie Thompson
exercising my right to write.....fabulous!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader)
My invisable bird keeps eating your bugs...

A mighty wise write here, outstanding....
Reviewed by E T Waldron
teach on sister Cynth'ya, the wisdom is flowing tonigt!
Reviewed by Ed Matlack
definitely we all have the right not too write, although I write what I feel and know and do and everything else, guess I am just too open, but I love it, and this poem and the picture too...Ed
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Perfect theme. This deserves to be read loudly. Enjoyed.
Reviewed by E. Richardson the animation here...I also love the message of this piece. Splendid word play and flow.
Reviewed by Sue Hess
i've been mirandized...eloquently i might add, this is great
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Like this unique play on words. Of course you are very good at that, so why am I surprised? Good.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Nicely done Cynthea!!

I love your Little friend!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Sherry Heim
Very nice Cynth'ya. I really like this one. I am glad that I do write, and I am glad thay you do, as well.
Take care,
Reviewed by Janet Parker
This is very good, Cynth'ya, and something I've never thought about. I like being part of a writer's forum where people pour their hearts out. Just one suggestion. The first line in the second stanza. Should it be "the" right, rather than "to"?
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