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Should I Write A Novel?
by Barbara Lynn Terry
Tuesday, March 07, 2006
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This is an answer to a question I was asked.

Should I Write A Novel?
by Barbara Lynn Terry

Should I write a novel,
Or just sit here and grovel,
At the beckoning finger of my fans?
Do I want to write of my life,
To draw it out and cause much strife?
Or do I just want to play with literary license,
Jump around and scream in a dance?

How does a person write an autobiography,
When she has no real memory,
Save for those few fleeting years
of her pre-teens when she was
so happy, innocent and carefree,
Accepted as the girl she so needs to be?
How can a person write thirty thousand words plus,
just to make the reader in his literary lust,
Want more, more, more, when there is no more to give?
Why can't we just write how we live,
In this dusky old world,
That cannot allow this soul to be the girl,
She was actually born to be,
But has not yet found a way to be free?

I am my mother's daughter,
And I will take the public to slaughter,
As they read about innocence lost,
A pure soul tossed,
Into a pitch black hole,
From which they tried to
deny this girl to be whole.

I will take the reader on a journey,
Hoping it will not be on a gurney,
As the reader reads in shock,
The watching of the aging clock,
Slapping a child in the face,
Who is now in so much shock,
From being abandoned,
And thrown away like a rock,
Making her cry ever more,
Cause she is forbidden her dresses,
Her hair in curly tresses,
And her smile turns to sadness.

I will take the reader far from the madding crowd,
And I will speak in a voice so loud,
It will be heard around the world,
Because I just have to be this girl.

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 3/10/2006
Excellent write and it doesnt matter what you write as long as what you write comes from the heart
God Bless
Reviewed by Peter Paton 3/10/2006
The simple answer is Yes...Barbara
For the Emancipation of others is of vital importance
Reviewed by Sandi Schraut 3/7/2006
So sad that you were not accepted as who you really were.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/7/2006

There are many who would be interested in reading your memoirs; I would be. YES!!!!!!!!! Write it--for you, and for others who may be facing similar circumstances, and for those wanting to understand why you feel the way you do. Excellent poem!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Felix Perry 3/7/2006
Ahhh Barbie perhaps it is time to write your memoirs,not just for you but for the thousands of others who may have or will end up living the same pains you have.


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