Do it anyway

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Expressing isn't always about impressing

Sometimes it's a confession

Or the regression of a memory


It might even be

About a maybe

A one day me


That I only see

Approximately more clearly

When it's put into words


It could seem absurd

When it's read

Or tis' heard


But they must be released

In order to cease

My mental marathon


When a reader has felt

What was meant

It may soothe


Yet a writer's mood

May exclude

The need for inclusion


When the 'wrong' conclusions

Are drawn, they may

Just feel an intrusion


Yes, this is confusing

For once you say, what you say

You GIVE it away


It becomes a reader's conclusion, 

A listener's insight

It doesn't really matter, as long as I write


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Ruth O'Reilly

Tue 22nd Oct 2019 11:27

Good one Nigel, yes it's all about keeping the flow of writing going, from the wonky first drafts to something more worthwhile. As Don says all we can but hope that the readers will be curious to read more of what we're writing, and want more!

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Don Matthews

Mon 21st Oct 2019 22:52

I'm continually writing
One poem a day
Nige, hoping you're wanting
Lots more I do pray


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Nigel Astell

Mon 21st Oct 2019 15:27

If you wish
to be a writer
continuous writing makes
the reader wanting more.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sun 20th Oct 2019 22:45

Thanks for reading this poem Don and Adam.

Adam, thanks for your comment. I do think this is the only way a writer can develop a thick enough skin to not give up on writing. Obviously you can keep some of your own sentiment for what you're doing in your heart, but it's the price you pay for public exposure. We keep learning though, that is the main thing.

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Adam Rabinowitz

Sun 20th Oct 2019 02:31

I like how you captured our need to write to help process our thoughts but the idea that the words once spoken are not ours but the readers. Thanks for sharing.

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Don Matthews

Sun 20th Oct 2019 01:16

What i write may be absurd
(Thalia says yes Don it is)
Confusing and mixed-up it may seem to you
Doesn't matter, I'll write it, I'll write it....

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