I'm Not A Writer

I'm Not A Writer

A Poem by Relic
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I am not a writer.
A writer gets eye strain.

He forgets to get the milk.
His dog gets confused--
wondering why he hasn't been fed?

A writer stares a lot.
People in the ferry terminal 
think he might be having 
one of those silent seizures.
(should we do something?
who do we call?)

Girls on the train think he's weird
for fixating on their shoes.

Co-workers are worried.
He keeps coming up with 
a facial expression like he
left the stove on at home.

His wife wonders what
he's looking for out the window
when it rains.

He jots down words in a notebook
while standing in front of trees.

A writer gets eye strain and all those
other things. 

I am not a writer.

© 2017 Relic



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Author's Note

Relic
Just an idea. Nothing more. There's a touch of humor here as well.

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Writers, especially poets are often typecast as forlorn looking, long haired and bearded people with a pen and pad tucked under their arms, staring into space. Yet nowadays, one can't usually make them out from the regular crowd. A poem with a nice mix of humour and contemplation. Appreciated so much!

Posted 1 Week Ago


Relic

1 Week Ago

Thanks for liking it. :)
DIVYA

1 Week Ago

Indeed, such a pleasure to read :)
Ha Ha... fun... clever...

YES you are a writer
Just NOT obsessed !

Jazzy ............:)..................

Posted 1 Month Ago


Relic

1 Month Ago

lol, thanks Jazzy. :)
J. J.  Nightingale

1 Month Ago

You are welcome...............:)...................
sorry, Forgot the points-done!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Relic

1 Month Ago

.......................... :)
You Are A Writer my friend! Come clean- you know you are! Such an eloquent, clever, funny, humble poem....and you've caught all the signs, symptoms and eccentricities perfectly. Made me laugh out loud! Thanks, I needed that! Kudos!

Posted 1 Month Ago


Relic

1 Month Ago

Ha, You're welcome and thanks Annette.
you are definitely a writer...and those trees looking over your shoulder know it...they can see it even if your strained eyes cannot.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Relic

1 Year Ago

Thank you for saying that Jacob.
Much needed word smiles....
Thank you much fine sir

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Relic, Well this will work perfectly because I'm not a reader. 8^) I know when you wrote this it might have seemed like a throwaway write to you, but this piece has a lot to say about the frustration and frailty we all feel when we sit down to write. "Hours of misery sparked by minutes of euphoria." Someone said that once to describe writing. That someone was me a minute ago. Very nice write! take care...dan

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Well said Dan. Someone also said once that Dan has a good sense of humor and is a real good writer t.. read more
Liked this very much but the truth is that the person who fills the wastepaper basket with rejects is a writer looking for perfection. The best kind of writer I guess

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

More than likely, thanks for the review Suri.
Sounds like you're...a writer!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

I only wish. Thanks Marcus.
This is clever and funny. This speaks for me too!

Posted 2 Years Ago


Relic

2 Years Ago

Thanks for the review Makoy.

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