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May 22 - "Writing isn't. . ."

by Jason Wardell

Writing isn't magic,
it's smoke,
it's mirrors.
Suspend your disbelief
and I'll pull a sonnet
out of my hat.

Writing isn't divine communion,
it's human communion.
It's a group
therapy session
for people
without problems
and some people
with problems.

Writing isn't sculpting,
it's forming
mounds of clay
out of clay
and naming them
after mountains.

05/22/2009

Author's Note: 1:16 pm. No. It's not.

Posted on 05/22/2009
Copyright © 2022 Jason Wardell

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Nanette Bellman on 05/23/09 at 02:56 PM

Wow Wiley, wow. I think alot of people need to read this, and more importantly understand it. this is the true definition of writing and being a writer.

Posted by Nadia Gilbert Kent on 05/23/09 at 11:50 PM

You're hysterical. The second stanza in particular.

Posted by Kris Mara on 05/26/09 at 12:17 PM

I love the tone and your clever word play in this all wrapped up with that last stanza -- the whole thing makes me smile and nod in agreement - you put this thing into words well!

Posted by Brian Francis on 06/07/09 at 03:52 AM

Here your words ring true in a nice neat package. Fine work Wiley. --bf

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