Your opinion is the only one in question

Your opinion is the only one in question

A Poem by god is not great, I am

If you write out of a need to satisfy anyone

aside from yourself, consider yourself pulled from the race.

Others can perhaps inspire your writings,

or act as a muse,

but if you're writing out of hopes to

please them, there is nothing worse.

You’ve sold to them your mind,

your words,

your truth.

Without that, you have nothing.

You are nothing.

You must write only for yourself,

or not at all.

There is no other option.

© 2011 god is not great, I am


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there is wisdom in these words. i believe ultimately we write for ourselves and we shouldn't care what other people think, the critics whose own work are total s**t and have no business writing poetry or giving negative feedback or telling you how to write a poem using conventional methods.

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This is awesome and powerful. Great message. I like it

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

there is wisdom in these words. i believe ultimately we write for ourselves and we shouldn't care what other people think, the critics whose own work are total s**t and have no business writing poetry or giving negative feedback or telling you how to write a poem using conventional methods.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your words are true in this poem. You must write for your pleasure. If other people enjoy. That is a good thing also. Good wisdom in this poem. Thank you.
Coyote

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Well said. Well written. Proper advice for writers who aspire to their best work.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your message is something that all writers need to hear. We too often write to impress others instead of writing as a way to express ourselves, and when we do this, we have lost all honesty and integrity that may have filled the writing. Somehow, writing that is not entirely honest has lost any chance of being great, as well.

This must be why your writing is always so fantastic--you are entirely honest on all fronts. Great piece.

Posted 7 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

And that's the fact, jack ;)

Posted 7 Years Ago



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No God. No food. No sleep. That’s all you really need to know about me. Atheist, Anorexic, insomniac. I am sure we have very little in common. Another note: My favorite writer ever- Charl.. more..

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