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What a Writer Wants: A Poem of Writers' Inspiration
A Poem of Inspiration for Writers
Writers are funny creatures. Just what do writers want? They seem to like to eat, have shelter and enjoy life, just like everyone else, but the truth is they are not like everyone else. Writers have been given a gift. And when some writers accept that gift, this mysterious talent, the passion is so strong, the calling so profound, they will sometimes forego all the creature comforts to have their voice heard - to give shape and substance to their thoughts and imagination. Inspiration is what feeds their souls and keeps them alive. Inspiration is what a writer wants, what a writer craves. When inspiration hits, it is relentless and the results can be astounding.
Those are the writers - young, old, black, white, yellow, brown - who don't stop, can't stop, won't stop WRITING!
What a Writer Wants
A writer wants the words to fall
on the paper like drops of spring rain.
A writer wants the world to feel the heroine's joy
or experience the hero's pain.
A writer wants characters who come to life
Embracing struggles and conquering strife.
A writer wants readers to lose track of time
and race through the pages to reach that last line.
A writer wants to be understood
By the Wall Street Executive or the guys in the 'hood.
A writer wants to be remembered for the prose,
For work that admirers will defend even from the fiercest of foes.
The life of the writer is filled with thoughts spinning with no relief,
As they struggle with expressions so intense and sometimes too brief.
What a writer wants is immortality and the will
To write and write and write and, oh yes, to sometimes pay the bills.
Copyright 2011 Cynthia Turner