The Writer's Fire

The Writer's Fire

A Poem by Carole
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Had fun with this one...

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A raging fire within, a writing compulsion

Begging for release-a motion of expulsion

Freelancing for fun, freelancing for hire

A writer’s delight-the writer’s fire

 

Perhaps it’s a sliver from your past

A particular circumstance that left you aghast

Write to affirm or write to celebrate

An earthshaking time in history, a notable date

 

Write to debunk or write to destroy

Write about a pet peeve that aggravates & annoys

Clichés they say are an enemy of taste

Void of vitality & vibrance, a simple waste

 

Become the editor of your own life

Cherished memories, caustic memories, happy times & strife

Avoid phrases that are pretentiously trite

Miter its edges concisely, lace it up tight

 

Avoid verbosity & excessive clutter

Polish your text until it sings, make it whimsically flutter

Succinct expressions ascending as on the stalwart wings of an eagle

Make it soar like royalty, princely and splendidly regal

 

Coax your reader & allure them from the start

Incite their curiosity; strum the strings of their hearts

Provide them something of substance with which they can relate

Toss them a contentious controversy and let them dispute & debate

 

Rein them in with a question, cajole them with surprise

Throw them a paradox, humor or a glorified lie

Draw them with novelty, an unusual or interesting fact

Keep their attention with suspense, whatever your knack

 

Let your fingers roll across the page with abandon

Fill your plot with many, ride solo or tandem

Give them a tantalizing monologue

Wow them with an enticing dialogue

 

A fire within, a writer’s compulsion

Begging for release, a motion of expulsion

An overflowing unction, a dubious notion

A rush of adrenaline, impetuous emotion

 

Embellish your literary composition with lucid imagery

A free-flowing logical, sequential menagerie

Communicate to encourage, impart to inspire

A compulsion to share, the writer’s fire

© 2009 Carole


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This is a basketball game with words!!! I loved it Carole, it must have taken ages to put together and every word a true account of this business of writing LOL! We're all here on the same ticket and it does my heart good to know that I'm not alone. Writing can be a lonely thing can't it?
That compulsion to share is habitual, so is the word 'imagery' I'm learning to hate that word!
You cover about every aspect of writing in this piece...good for you.

Posted 16 Years Ago


9 of 9 people found this review constructive.




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I agree fully with every stanza. That is why I write, not just one of those reasons, but ultimately, all of them.

Well written and well expressed.

JBD

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Wow! This is really great! I love everything about it. It so well describes what a writer is. Very, very nicely done.

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

THIS...is who we are
what makes us tick...burn..cry...rank...speak up...or be silent
what makes us write.....toss little paper balls into trash baskets...delete..
and write again

Love it
Blesssssssssssssssss

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Carole, I loved how you have described "The Writer's Fire." I feel ya. You have so eloquently proclaimed The Fire that dwells within a writer. A good friend of mine cannot understand my need to write. Your poem says it all.

Sherrian

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

That's an excellent way of describing why we all feel the need to put the pen to paper. There is a desire and a fire from within. I did read this aloud, as you have it categorized as spoken word, and I think it added something to it. Nice flow and rhyme. Great job.

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

An interesting piece, I like the theme. The rhyming skeem (aabb) is workable. The meter kept tripping me up. It made it difficult to read, for me. Still, the theme (passion to write) works well.


Doc.

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Whew! How true! I love the way this flows, and I can "feel" your excitement an d passion! YOu should send it in to Writer's Digest!

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I agree with Otto--this is exceptional, with wonderful advice and inspiring words. I love the flow in this, the great wording and the truth in the message--Wow! :)

B.

Posted 16 Years Ago


0 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is really excellent and quite exceptional. You take the reader by the hand immediately and show them an incredible journey through the ins and outs of how to write it right, leading by example. very cool, very inspirational. thanks for sharing this with us! this is a fav.

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

wow, this is unnaturally excellent
imagine all this coming from a mnid, that's mind boggling!!
you got something!

Posted 16 Years Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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