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· Cavemen in Tuxedos (an editorial)

· Ghost Town Ghosts

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· Dejection, Rejection, Connection

· Once He Wrote

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  Writer sans Name
by Odin Roark
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Rated "PG" by the Author.

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If, like me, you have those unexplainable experiences while writing, where you feel the pen is writing itself, accept my food for thought as just an exploration of same. And, yes, authors oft times are forgotten, but, more often than not, work worth remembering lives on.

Of what
By what
From what
This means of persuasion

once upon cave protected walls
later to clay and parchment
served today by paper and digits

wrenched from bodies of experience
active minds unafraid to think
forging yesterday's observations
into today's interpretation

Of what
By what
From what
Does this act come forth

these ideas
once oblique
now of chance
perhaps compelling truth

with unabashed fingers and pens
urging keyboard and ink
birthing risks to connect
occasion to arrest
fearing failure to connect

Of what
By what
From what
Reminds us

skillful imagination
renders depressed moods lifted
cognitive fireworks ignited
and life reborn

even though forgetful words sometimes speak
from bindings of leather
off script and manuscript
big screen and ipad alike

words from conscience know language can clutter
with resultant jibberish purpose
whether launched on Oprah
or from paid-for top selling lists

Of what
By what
From what
Lest we forget

is today about the lexicon journey through techno-imaged glyphic
an aptitude questionably of one's choosing
for few would freely opt for such suffering
knowing the weight of such transcendent connection?

is it possible the existence of words upon surface
perhaps commits by way of
something beyond our mind/body experience
some unique relay making possible
the fusion of disjointed time and space
with the I of We?

might this coherent grounding
readers sometime call
even at times
be void of intellectual property?

Of what
By what
From what
Perchance exist as channels

flowing through vessels we
to inspire
to motivate
to call upon readers
to do and be something
greater than themselves
for that brief residence between pages
and beyond

is it possible authorship's innate purpose of glorious burden
isn't to achieve greatness
but to give the feeling of greatness
to everyone absorbing the words?

Of what
By what
From what
Becomes the living question

anonymity prevails
and as such
bathes not in the glory of itself
but amidst victories of its readers

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/26/2012
is it possible authorship's innate purpose of glorious burden
isn't to achieve greatness
but to give the feeling of greatness
to everyone absorbing the words?

You have given me much to reflect upon in your verses, Odin. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 6/26/2012
You covered a lot of ground, Odin. Writer. Writers write because they can't not write. My mother (hiss-boo) told me once to go out and get a job where my hands got dirty. A job job! I told her I had a dirty mind and that was good enough for me. She didn't speak to me for six glorious months.

The words and thoughts and directives and . . . whatever that pushes a person to sit down and put pen to paper, or fingers to keys are his and his along, even though they say every thought has been thought before, for that one person that gets a cold chill down his back at a particular thought he thinks it is his own thought and it is a damn shame to try to explain to him that it is not. Almost insulting. Whew! I had a few "thoughts" in that last sentence, eh?

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