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A Writer's Prayer

Updated on November 25, 2012

Dear Father,

how shall I be read

you gave me this gift

few read verse

this gift feeling a curse

I write anyhow.

'tis currish it seems to sell my gift

for things that people buy,

I can't write about that anyhow

only you know why,

I don't understand the way they do

those who are heard far and wide,

I keep reading their explanations

I go to try

Sometimes it seems

my words go astray

i know not where they go

or what about me they say

if it matters to continue at all

this I say with a sigh

it isn't that I am stupid, I think,

I have no real cause to shed tears

whether 'tis deep seated pride

or honor that keeps me back,

My words a mountain now,

a trek that daunts me ere i try,

I will content myself

with where I write and how,

maybe in time.

I may some day write something sublime

then the things I spread

will be heard anyhow.

my qualms calmed

rewarded by thy hand for what I do.

until then I thank thee

that I have the pen

to work out these demons

in the end

seeking absolution

through obedience



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    • Jaggedfrost profile image

      Jaggedfrost 5 years ago

      SilentReed 'tis a shame

      that in the moment you wrote,

      I forgot to respond

      thanked I am

      for such friends as you

      who hear and understand

      Springboard You are very correct and I continue much as I started although having to take breaks at various times for various reasons. It is good to have such as you around to show me that I am not alone.

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      Springboard 7 years ago from Wisconsin

      You are heard here, and the fact that you are heard anywhere is the important thing. As for the process, I say this; I write to have written because to not write is to not live. That's enough for me irregardless of who may have a read now and then, or whether those who read are many or few.

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      SilentReed 7 years ago from Philippines

      Tense fingers ready on the keyboard

      watching intently on the blank screen

      say a little prayer to start the mind processing

      "They're off and running"

      out of the starting gate of writer's block :)

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      Jaggedfrost 7 years ago

      lol I have always said that the masters know best. Well that is until you know yourself and can speak with your voice regardless. Shakespeare was fabulous in his time. I write on until I am as good or that remembered. I can only hope to have either distinction so thank you.

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      b. Malin 7 years ago

      A little Shakespeare here??...Damned if we do and damed if we don' just "Write On" because you're good!

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      Jaggedfrost 7 years ago

      Your probably right and I will make a hub as an ode to gratitude later. I try to keep my hubs limited to one emotion per hub. It is easier to keep track of and understand from a reader's stand point.

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      Dave Mathews 7 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Jaggedfrost: A writer anguishes to try and display to the satisfaction of one's creator the abilities freely given to write. We pour out words from our deepest in an expression of thankfulness and love for the gift we have been given knowing that our mere words are inadequate to truly express our gratitude.

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      Jaggedfrost 7 years ago

      I appreciate that and your visit, happy holidays.