Driven

Driven

A Chapter by Glen Yumang Manese



A. K. A. Filipino American Dream Series I: Unscripted © 2013
Written by Glen Yumang Manese 
A. k. a. (F. A. D.) Filipino American Dream

 


Driven © 2013

You don’t have a chance.                                         
Not a prayer in the world.               
A prayer is all you got.      
No one’s going to hear you out.                                    
You think you’re an artist or something?                    
Well, think again, Loser.                        
That’s right think again, Loser.                        
I know what driven is, Loser.                      
That’s right writing what you, think.                
Catch that phrase on the eighth sentence, Loser?                             
I know what driven is, Loser.                              
Do you know any famous writers?                        
Like Picasso?        
No, he’s an artist?       
I think he’s a painter?                           
All that abstract, and such!
 
Yah, I’m talking to you.                                    
Who’s writing this whole mess of things?                 
Yah, think you’re a poet?                       
Yah, think you’re a writer?        
Yah, don’t know a dam thing about poetry!                       
Yah, you can write alright.                        
Get the facts right.                   
May be your first letter in your name and such!
 
Well, what about Shakespeare?                       
I know he was a writer.                                                                           
To be or not to be that is the question.               
Whether tis nobler in the mind.                             
Suffer the slings of outrageous fortune.
May be just the slings are in your case.
Definitely is not the fortune.                                              
Or take arms against a sea of trouble.                       
You don’t have any arms.                                                         
You're only holding a dam pen.                         
You’re definitely in trouble.  
You come here on MySpace or Facebook.                                 
The new craze is social gathering.                                     
You for real a .com and such!                                          
Is this to get your notoriety?                                                  
You’re a loser; pick another writer, Loser.

Yah, I’m talking to you.                                                          
Who’s writing this whole mess of things?                    
Yah, think you’re a poet?                                   
Yah, think you’re a writer?
Yah, don’t know a dam thing about poetry!
Yah, you can write alright.                                             
Get the facts right.                                   
May be your first letter in your name and such!

How about the crazy one?                                                                  
Who drank himself to death?                                        
I think his name was Leonardo or Van Gogh?                 
No, he was the guy who made a portrait of himself.
Called the dam thing, a Mona Lisa!                                           
Matter of a fact he cut his ear.                                                   
Give the dam thing to his girlfriend or something.
Yes, can you hear me now, Loser?                                            
Think of the guy who drank himself to death?                  
No, how would a loser know that?                                               
I’ll give you the answer.                                          
His name was Poe.                                                         
Yah, Edgar Allen Poe.                                  
To you that is, Loser.                                                      
He wrote that raven thing.                                                         
With the birds, and such!                                        
You know why, Loser?                                               
I think he was drunk?                                                                     
Oh, well, you’re quiet and such!                                        
I don’t know why?                                                              
May be you’re a loser?                                                          
I’ll give you one more chance to get notice and such!           
Who wrote the Declaration of Independence?                    
Well, I’ll make this easy for you.                                                     
Who wrote their name so big on the Declaration of Independence?
What was his name?

Yah, I’m talking to you.                                                                  
Who’s writing this whole mess of things?  
Yah, think you’re a poet?                                             
Yah, think you’re a writer?                             
Yah, don’t know a dam thing about poetry!  
Yah, you can write alright.                       
Get the facts right.                                                                    
May be your first letter in your name and such!

I know that one, Driven.                                                                 
His name was John Hancock.                                                         
He got notice, Driven.                                               
You’re the loser, Driven.                                                   
You’re the one writing this dam thing, Loser!              
I guessed all along you were driven.                                
Remember to write your name really big.             
Like John Hancock, and such!

Yah, I’m talking to you.                                                               
Who’s writing this whole mess of things?            
Yah, think you’re a poet?                                               
Yah, think you’re a writer?                          
Yah, don’t know a dam thing about poetry!          
Yah, you can write alright.                                         
Get the facts right.                                                                      
May be your first letter in your name and such!




© 2016 Glen Yumang Manese



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I think this is my favorite so far! I really liked the inner dialogue, one part of you trying to discourage while the other part takes it for a while before standing up for himself. Really well done, and I liked that you references famous historical figures, that was really interesting to me. =)

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I got thinking with a friend...with this one...he was talking about John Hancock...and that's all it.. read more



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I think this is my favorite so far! I really liked the inner dialogue, one part of you trying to discourage while the other part takes it for a while before standing up for himself. Really well done, and I liked that you references famous historical figures, that was really interesting to me. =)

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Glen Yumang Manese

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I got thinking with a friend...with this one...he was talking about John Hancock...and that's all it.. read more

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