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A Writer's Dilemma
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Monday, August 22, 2005
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This woke me up at 1:00 in the morning. And so, I write. *Yawn!*


The easier writing is,
the harder it becomes:
was it that long ago when
words fell like dominoes
in measured patterns of verse?
Now, they clog up the pen
and staunch creativity
unless I threaten them
within an inch of their lives ...
a writer's dilemma.

And the harder writing is,
the easier it gets:
the words flow like quicksilver,
a flood I can't contain
(not that I'd want to stop them);
some of them are happy,
others are angry or sad;
the question I must ask:
are they worthy to be read?
A writer's dilemma.

(c) 2005, Karla Dorman.



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Reviewed by The Smoking Poet 8/31/2005
Karla, I've found the same to be true. The more I write, the more my own demands of that writing climb upward and upward... surely the process we are meant to take.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/23/2005
Oh don't feel alone...I know the feeling!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/23/2005
(((Karla)))

Such a pickle to be in; but...isn't it fun when inspiration hits and then your muse goes into overdrive?? You are a master poetess, and you deserve to be recognized for your expounding talents! BRAVA!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin (and #1 fan!), Karen Lynn. :D

Brilliant writing; brava!!
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 8/23/2005
Excellent write Karla on a place we have all been, several times...just keep writing your wonderful pieces!

peace and love, Carole
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 8/23/2005
We've all been there. Time after time. Are they worthy to be read? Always!
Eileen said it best. You are a natural...

Lisa
Reviewed by john zimmerman 8/23/2005
'twas ever thus

worthy to be read?

that is for the reader to decide
you just write 'em


love

john+
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/22/2005
Karla you have a fine mind for a poet,you're a natural, just go with the flow, don't ever force it or you'll lose it.

Eileen
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 8/22/2005
They are worthy to be written, that is what matters. No matter the words, there is someone who is searching to find them.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Rosemarie Skaine 8/22/2005
Certainly a question most of us ask at some point. Good write. R
Reviewed by Bonnie Torrente 8/22/2005
Thank you for this truthful piece, Karla.
Very well done. I enjoyed.

Bonnie
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/22/2005
The question you ask, "Are they worthy to be read?" is a question I have delt with time and time again in both the writing and art world. The answer that touched me as a truth is: If you have been gifted with a thought or an image it is meant to be shared. We do not always understand what we are recieving from above :-) We are but a tool in the masterplan :-)
Reviewed by Richard Christopher Suarez 8/22/2005

We, ( I believe are all In this ) Writer's Dilemma'....
Excellent expresssion of real truth!
Hats Off TO You Karla'.
Superb!
Rich Criso Suarez
Reviewed by Felix Perry 8/22/2005
You speak for us all with this write Karla and we all speak the same.
Felix
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 8/22/2005
Stop Trien To Write (Think) So Much,i.e. Silence Is To Listen Comes What To Write!

Your Friend.TRASK
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 8/22/2005
Since many of us will read them, I'd say they are very worthy, Karla.

And getting up at 1 AM to write is really fun, isn't it??!!!!
(Mine's usually 2AM now; I'm getting lazy in my old age, I guess.)
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 8/22/2005
Ah Karla, what an excellent poem you have written here, and Yes they are so worthy to be read! Love your pen here!

Reindeer
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 8/22/2005
... and with questions, questions and dilemmas always to write about, your pen will NEVER run dry - tell it you need some sleep sometimes, though! :)) Get a duvet-cover that is tolerant of ink and is a good washer and your problem will be solved - not even having to get out of bed. Trouble is readin it in the morning... yeah, I am only just starting to realise that the "simplest"-seeming constructions are probably the ones over which we agonise the most. Pertinent and well-argued as usual, dear Scribe. LOL sKribbler Kate xx
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/22/2005
Ah, Karla, if you write 'em,, they are worthy of some old guy like me reading them and usually liking those words very much.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 8/22/2005
Indeed. But would you want it any otherway.
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