A Writers Life

A writers life, a writers mind

Thoughts bombarding, counting time

You ache to write down what you see

The things you hear, the trapped, the free


Views and opinions, feelings strong

A writer knows not right or wrong

Just wants to capture colour and shade

Like military regalia on parade


To lore, to reel the reader in

To enter the writers mind within

A banner of truth, a flag unfurled

Making a statement, changing the world 


The writer accelerates, she’s in full flow

The reader gets the plot,

structure and meaning

If there’s not one there he’ll just believe in

the words and phrases he’s taken in

Ones own interpretation is no sin

Turmoil, angst, mind block and strife

It’s all revealed in a writers life

The Urban Poet 2019

◄ Fanny Arlington

Ode to an Evil Fracker ►


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Fred Varden

Mon 16th Sep 2019 17:34

Thank you all for you’re comments. We all share the same feelings and vision about writing, and yes although there’s no money in poetry, the feedback is all it takes to make it so worthwhile?cheers

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Jason Bayliss

Mon 16th Sep 2019 10:06

To be honest, it's a life I wish I could afford to live, but especially with poetry, there seems to be no money in it, it's a labour of love, and sadly that doesn't put food on the table. Love the poem.

J. x

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Don Matthews

Mon 16th Sep 2019 08:58

Like Vautaw
I wouldn't change
What I do
Would not exchange

Describes me perfectly Fred....

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Mon 16th Sep 2019 03:17

What a wild ride, the writers life. Wouldn't change it for anything. Thanks for sharing your writing gift Fred. Well done. ?

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Sun 15th Sep 2019 23:16

I love this so much

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