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by Chris Sorrenti

write like a teenager
leave the future behind
for a while
for a change
stop bringing the other elders down
with your ranting and ravings
of geriatric bull’s-eyes

even if it’s not your best work
though it always is in that unique way
even for but a moment
full of idealism
adolescent angst and primal screams
as you did in the early days

write in the morning...afternoon...night...
wee hours
cause the chores are done
bills have been paid
fridge and cupboards
overflowing with food
though they’ll be empty again in a few days

even if no one comments or even likes it
do it for yourself if no one else
even if some think you’re obsessed...weird
...lost your marbles
and you know that old saying
if you want something done right...so

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Posted on 11/28/2018
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Glenn Currier on 11/28/18 at 03:08 PM

Chris, such good advice, and I think more than just about anybody, you follow your own exhortation. I know how difficult it is for me to force myself to give up some of my other doings to just be present for a few minutes to the muse and linger there, pen in hand or keyboard at hand, and let the inner flow outward... regardless of how polished or unpolished it might be. My most recent poem is an example. I wondered if I should even post it, but I trusted the creative impulse that brought it on and decided to share it. What have I got to lose. Everything to gain from lingering with the muse and allowing it to tickle some inner fancy. You just did that. Thanks for the marvelous marbles you throw out here... not lost if they are here for all of us to see.

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