Righters or Writers

Righters or Writers

A Poem by Leo

People joke about writers

Witnessed so much ignorance

They cannot even spell righters

Yet they worship Jennifer Lawrence

 

People assume writers cannot verbalize

Western articulation stems from bullshit

Challenge them intellectually and they capsize

Take your pick: emphasis on Troy’s BradPitt

 

People think writers suffer from lassitude

Hemingway salutes you by the way

Urges you to take up the imagination aptitude

Go fetch a pen and paper and don’t cower away

 

People perceive writers as nerds

John Donne is a writer and is no fool

You can’t even rhyme let alone play billiards

Writers continue to learn, inspire, and can still be cool

© 2018 Leo


Author's Note

Leo
just being sarcastic lol

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I live how you state things originally and without fear or bias. I hate stereotyping for I consider them biased judgements. Masterful.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Leo

4 Years Ago

Very glad you enjoyed this read and much appreciation for the positive review and your time. We live.. read more
Sami Khalil

4 Years Ago

Hahaha. You are right and welcome.
i really appreciate this write, Leo...
have done many Poetry Workshops over the years for the Heartland Writers Group...and others...
and those conferences are comprised of novelists, poets, editors and agents...all involved with writing.
Those have been the best times...because it is being with other people who understand us...
even for people who enjoy reading, i think writers scare them in some way.
Love Hemingway, by the by, and in my Lit class I taught "Hills Like White Elephants" and my students liked it...i would have two students, male and female, read parts of the dialogue....and we would discuss the tone of each reading.
so Write On!

Posted 4 Years Ago


Leo

4 Years Ago

Much appreciation for the review and the sharing of your apparently rich experience. My grandfather .. read more
LOL here, love that first stanza, this is so very good. Enjoyed this immensely.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Leo

6 Years Ago

Glad you did..Thanks for checking out my work
I’ve heard many stereotypes of writers, but I’ve never heard of any you present here! (Originality is my favorite thing). I had no idea this is how anyone thought of writers, but you’ve delivered a fun & playful spoof on how seriously some writers seem to take themselves & their craft. I’ll tell you the truth, if I get a friend request, I go check out some of their work before I answer. If I see signs that a writer is all puffed up, I don’t accept. So even tho I am unfamiliar with some of your references here, I totally agree with the overblown egos that can be created by getting some amount of audience! *wink! wink!* Fondly, Margie

Posted 6 Years Ago


Leo

6 Years Ago

Thank you Margie for taking the time to read and review..as always, your thoughtful feedback in appr.. read more
Loved the wit as well as the rhyming in this scurrilous portrayal of our adopted art. Words fail us!! LOL.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Leo

6 Years Ago

Thank you Norman for your feedback..glad you enjoyed it

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Added on May 14, 2018
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(Soul writer/ fellow/ DOB Aug 1982) I had the privilege to visit over 55 countries throughout my life and always eager to reflect or read another poet's work and leave a constructive feedback. .. more..

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