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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Carole you have done so well by all of us writers.
I love this .. it is good advice and a nice read.. Begging for release.. i know how that feels.. sometimes i feel people live in my head and are begging me to tell their stories lol
Love this poem, very nice , Carole.

Chloe
xoxo

Posted 16 Years Ago


5 of 5 people found this review constructive.

"Coax your reader & allure them from the start
Incite their curiosity; strum the strings of their hearts "
You have achieved exactly as these lines proclaim with this piece with its compelling rhyme and ebbs and flows and of course so much truth also. I enjoyed this Carole. Julian :)


Posted 16 Years Ago


6 of 6 people found this review constructive.

I'm putting this on my bookshelf, Carole. Or, better yet, frame it and hang it right by the computer. Wow! Outstanding. Inspirational.

Thank you for sharing that.

Posted 16 Years Ago


5 of 6 people found this review constructive.

Girl friend U really got it going on .... whew ... this is excellent stuff! You really nailed it this time, the dessire, the passion, the writers fire. Wow I really love this, Carole. I'm sooo impressed!

woo~hoo~
(Ohh my, I just said woo-hoo) *gasps*

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 ...... you my friend, are on fire too!


Posted 16 Years Ago


4 of 5 people found this review constructive.

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.

Very nice. The rhythm isn't perfect, but I can relate, as can most people on this site. Great poem. It expresses the way I often feel. :)
KH

Posted 16 Years Ago


4 of 6 people found this review constructive.

Excellent Carole, just the right balance of creative word play, without making us writers seem like a bunch of egomaniacs.

I particularly enjoyed the lines;

�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�

Impetuous means - impulsive, rash, hasty, hot-headed, unthinking, sudden, reckless, or spontaneous - I can relate to that!

Five star work.

God�s Blessing
Phillozofee

Posted 16 Years Ago


4 of 5 people found this review constructive.

I love this. The rhyme is great and continous. You have captured exactly why I do this and it sound so wonderful that I will continue too. I'd like to hang this on my wall if you don't mind. Great write and read

Posted 16 Years Ago


6 of 6 people found this review constructive.

We are all burning with this fire. A great rhming read as always!

Posted 16 Years Ago


5 of 6 people found this review constructive.

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AK
"lace it up tight"
Oh, I love that image... That's what is so appealing to me about writing. You get to lace it up, nice and snug. Every syllable with eloquent metre, every word with a perfect mate. Each line enhancing the next, and the one before. Urging, tempting the reader to continue. And telling your story in a way that one cannot forget. A phrase or a thought that people can take with them to consider, remember, or ponder.
You've laced it up tight here. Nicely done!



Posted 16 Years Ago


6 of 7 people found this review constructive.


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