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Writers: The Lonesome Ones
Kindred Spirits or Coincidental Themes
Once again, I find myself writing a poem/article that has a similar theme or message to that of one of my friends. In this case it is the talented Missy Smith.
Missy recently published a wonderful hub "A Poem of Dedication to All Who Expand Their Creative Minds." Well, she beat me to it! I was part way through writing this poem when I read Missy's, and was once again surprised at how our minds seem to be thinking similar thoughts at the same time. We really do seem to be kindred spirits.
While Missy dedicated her poem to a number of inspirational writers, past and present (including some fellow hubbers) I would find it impossible to dedicate this poem to specific people without missing out someone important. That said, because Missy's hub is partially the inspiration for this, I dedicate "The Lonesome Ones" to her and all my other valued friends and followers here at HubPages.
The Lonesome Ones
I dedicate this humble ode
To others just like me,
Creative writers one and all
Though troubled they may be.
They write in many different styles,
And live a world apart.
Ink, not blood, flows through their veins,
And they write straight from the heart.
Sometimes they write to educate
And encourage where they can,
Or expose injustice in the world
Caused by their fellow man.
Some have studied literature,
While others are self-taught,
But the thing they have in common
Is the writing bug they caught.
Each writer expresses feelings
In unique and special ways,
Through poetry, or fiction,
Short stories, novels, plays.
It's rarely dreams of riches
That lights a writer's fire,
More often it's a hidden need
To create words that inspire.
We write because we have to,
Not just because we can.
Our muse reveals our heart and soul
By putting word to pen.
A writer may be single,
Or have spouses, daughters, sons.
But, as writing requires time alone,
We are the lonesome ones.
© 2017 John Hansen