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Assignment
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner

Tuesday, June 07, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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*grins*


She's at it again - my twisted
Muse hands me another project
that's due one hour from now - I
do not mean any disrespect ...
but what comes easily to her
doesn't mean it's easy for me -
she was born into metered rhyme
and speaks in fluent poetry .
Me, I have to cheat using a
rhyming dictionary as well
as a Thesaurus ; writing for
me is a journey into hell -
what if no one likes what I have
written and tells me to lay my
pen down and walk away from it
forever ?  I think I would die
if I couldn't write - but these tasks
that my Muse assigns as homework
are getting the best of me , and
I am wondering where the perks
are ... but like any good student ,
I turn in my paper and hope
for a passing grade ... I feel like
I'm walking a narrow tightrope
waiting for her approval .  I
can't wait for summer vacation
because I've discovered writing
is a hard, hard occupation!!

(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/8/2005
Excellent write Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/8/2005
Wow! your muse sounds like one of my old grade school teachers - Sister Mary Mean - she was really tough, too. So, when I got a little older, I traded that muse in for Bullwinkle Moose - he's very easy to get along with!
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 6/8/2005
Too damn right, Karla, and the Muse is never satisfied, eh?! But don't we love her, just the same - even though she is such a hard taskmaster. But, know what?! She only ever pesters those who do her justice, and in whom she trusts and who she KNOWS for sure will make full use of her gifts and understanding - THEN she is generous beyond measure... now, let me see... who among us is just a never-failing stream - words and poems-speaking... ah, yes!! One KJD, aka Leading Lady of the Lights! ;)) Keepitupkarla Kate - you won't fall down! xx
Reviewed by Cynth'ya cynthyaspeaks@gmail.com 6/7/2005
what if no one likes what I have
written and tells me to lay my
pen down and walk away from it
forever ? . . . answer is "tell them to drop your class!" (smile!)

You got it Sistah Girl!
blessin's and ((((hugs))))

cynth'ya
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 6/7/2005
A wonderful read Karla!

Peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Aberjhani 6/7/2005
What a great read. How fortunate for the rest of us that begrudgingly or not, you indulge your muse to delight others with one sparkling write after another:-)
Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 6/7/2005
Love it all karla..
SMooooooooooooooo0000000000Ch!
Keep writing even if it hurts....
Your friend Ron
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 6/7/2005
Writing is something we do, easy of difficult depends upon the day or the subject that is delivered to us, I suppose. Why did I ever start, why will I never choose to stop? I think the only reward that we can ever truly expect is self satisfaction in that one poem that we write that speaks back to us.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 6/7/2005
Thersauras, must find out what kinda dinosaur that was.
Write on? right on.
You're waaay too modest.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 6/7/2005
You got that right, but oh what joy it brings!
Karla, you are ever evolving and climbing to
new heights! Enjoy!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Theresa Koch 6/7/2005
I love the picture and the poetry exquisite!
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/7/2005
Karla as always you write an excellent piece
God Bless
Michelle!
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 6/7/2005
Another A+ here. It is funny that you write this, Karla. I can tell you a story. In 1994, as a 7th grader, I was given a school assignment. That assignment was to write a poem and I literally threw a temper tantrum over it. I shouted, "A poem... A POEM... I can't write a poem. This is the dumbest assignment I've heard." Well, I wrote the poem for the assignment. Then, I wrote another and another and another until now, sitting in 2005, I have written over 400 poems, published 2 books, had articles, stories and poems published in journals, newspapers, etc. and have had poems read on major market radio. I'm a firm believer that we never truly know what we're 'meant' to do, until it hits us... sometimes in the form of temper tantrums! So, my advice to you, stomp, snort, kick and scream and then, let it out on a piece of paper. You'll feel much better!
Take care,
Hugs and Love,
Jill
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 6/7/2005
Yea, go bravely through those portals, study and write a lifetime, for one immortal phrase.

Ron
Reviewed by Dave Harm 6/7/2005
I agree with Karen - A+... writing may be a hard occupation, oh but the rewards...
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/7/2005
(((Karla)))

Writing is never easy; that is the beauty of it~ You've hit the nail square on the head with this one; a most excellent job! You get an A+++!! :)

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin, Karen Lynn. :D
Reviewed by Felix Perry 6/7/2005
Yes I have never studied writing in a formal education setting but I cannot imagine what it must be like to have someone expect you to write on demand. However you seem to always answer to the call so wonderfully.

Felix
Reviewed by Barbara Terry 6/7/2005
This is very true karla, and I aecho Jerry in saying that writing is not easy, or everyone would be doing it, be everyone writes something each day tho. I have trouble at times too when my muse assigns me a task, but that goes with the territory tho. Thnx for sharing sis, this is very well thought out, and very well constructed. May The Lord Jesus bless you, and those whom you love, and be with you always, and at your side constantly. With much love in my heart, stubborn to a fault, joy to the world, peace on earth, & ((((((((((MANY WONDERFUL SISTERLY HUGGGGSSSS)))))))))), your little terrified sister, Barbie

"If I have to be this girl in me, Then I may as well be."
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 6/7/2005
As they say, If it was easy everyone would be doing it. Hell, I think everyone IS! Very well constructed.



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