You Might Just Be a Writer

A Poem By Anna // 5/4/2009

If you’ve ever poised a pencil over paper for long hours
You might just be a writer
If you know that recording stories isn’t a frolic in the flowers
You might just be a writer

If you’ve written down a battle and felt you’re in the fight
You might just be a writer
If you’ve struggled with a paragraph far into the night
You might just be a writer

If you’ve ever felt that what you write will never be its best
You might just be a writer
If you feel you could writer forever and never take a rest
You might just be a writer

If you’ve labored long on something dear, just to throw it out
You might just be a writer
If you cast yourself into your characters and feel their pain and doubt
You might just be a writer

If you love describing people, places, feelings, sound, and taste
You might just be a writer
If you think that shopping when you could be writing is a waste
You might just be a writer

If you’d rather write than go to a big party with your friend
You might just be a writer
If you’re rarely seen without a book, paper, and pen
You might just be a writer

If you love to read and delight in words
You might just be a writer
If it bugs you the this stanza doesn’t rhyme (even though the others did)
You might just be a writer

But if you’ve never written except for school or read a nice, thick tome
Well…
If you didn’t identify with a word of this poem…
You’re probably not a writer.

Comments

I like this poem, Anna! I

I like this poem, Anna! I think I'm a writer......
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"Gold in its natural state is but dull, unornamental stuff and only lowboard metals excite the admiration of the ignorant with its ostentatious glitter. However like the rest of the world I go on underestimating men of gold and glorifying men of mica." ~Mark Twain

Sarah | Mon, 05/04/2009

"Sometimes even to live is courage."
-Seneca

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nice!

Methinks I am a writer....although I didn't relate to ALL of it. Maybe I'm only half a writer. :P
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Katie:-)

"We never need to be economical in our imaginations, thank heaven."
-Anne Blythe, "Anne of Ingleside"

KatieSara | Mon, 05/04/2009

Katie:-)

"Are all humans like this? So much bigger on the inside?"
-Idris/TARDIS

I love it. I think I'm a

I love it. I think I'm a writer too!
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"There's a differnce between food and a meal."
-My bro and I have no idea what it means either

Keri | Mon, 05/04/2009

Hmmmm...

I suppose that makes me a writer as well...

James | Mon, 05/04/2009

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"The idea that we should approach science without a philosophy is itself a philosophy... and a bad one, because it is self-refuting." -- Dr. Jason Lisle

:D

So true! I love it!
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"I can't write poems-- there's no rhymes inside of me, just some salami and provolone."
--Binky Barnes

Hannah W. | Mon, 05/04/2009

Well, if those are the specs

Well, if those are the specs I have to meet ... I think I'm hopelessly forever a writer.
LOVED this!

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I don't want to spend my whole life asking: "What if I had given everything instead of going through the motions?"
~Matthew West

Mary | Mon, 05/04/2009

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Brother: Your character should drive a motorcycle.
Me: He can't. He's in the wilderness.
Brother: Then make it a four-wheel-drive motorcycle!

Guess that makes me a

Guess that makes me a writer! :D
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If I disappear, and you cannot find me, please don't worry.
Just be sure to check all the wardrobes.

Clare Marie | Mon, 05/04/2009

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"I don't know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve." -Bilbo Baggins [The Lord of the Rings]

Yup!

"If you’ve written down a battle and felt you’re in the fight"
Yup!

"If you cast yourself into your characters and feel their pain"
Yup again! :D People ask me when I cried last, and I have to tell them that it was while imagining a particularly sad scene in one of my stories. ("But it was so SAD!")

Sarah B. | Mon, 05/04/2009

yupppp

yes, sadly, i have stayed up late at night worrying about a story and I also have a folder in my computer with about ten things in it that are all stories.... i might just be a writer!!!

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"Jesus is like Tide. He washes away what others leave behind." Anonymous

Tori | Mon, 05/04/2009

“Oh Ronnie! I can’t believe you’re a prefect! That’s everyone in the family!” said Mrs. Weasley.
“What are Fred and I, next-door neighbors?”
–George Weasley

Great!

"But if you’ve never written except for school or read a nice, thick tome..."

I weep for those who say yes.

great poem. made me grin.

By the way, it didn't really bother me that the line didn't rhyme... I hope I'm still a writer... :P

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

Abbie | Mon, 05/04/2009

"Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." ~Pelonius in "Hamlet"

LOL, I love this. I can

LOL, I love this. I can relate to everything on this list except for the last part. I pity those who relate to that *sighs.

~Erin~

"Well Adam, the bad news is we're running out of time, the good news is I'm going to be the only one talking. Words aren't necessary but I would like to give you a standing ovation." -Simon Cowell, Mad World. ONCE IN A LIFETIME!!

Erin | Mon, 05/04/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I love this! And I'm

I love this! And I'm definitely a writer XD

~Erin~

"Well Adam, the bad news is we're running out of time, the good news is I'm going to be the only one talking. Words aren't necessary but I would like to give you a standing ovation." -Simon Cowell, Mad World. ONCE IN A LIFETIME!!

Erin | Mon, 05/04/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I must be a writer as well!

If you’ve labored long on something dear, just to throw it out
You might just be a writer
I must be a writer as well! Hurray! Yes, I have done all these things (or felt them) many times. You put this very well, Anna!
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I believe in Christianity as I believe in the sun
rising; not only because I see it, but because by it I see all things- C.S.Lewis

Laura Elizabeth | Tue, 05/05/2009

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The best stories are those that are focused, unassuming, and self-confident enough to trust the reader to figure things out. --

http://lauraeandrews.blogspot.com/2014/05/dont-tell-me-hes-smart.html

!!!!!!!!!!!

I love it!
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January 1, I've got alot of things on my mind
I'm looking at my body through a new spy satellite. try to lift a finger, but I don't think I can make the call, so tell me if I move, 'cause I don't feel anything at all.

Bernadette | Tue, 05/05/2009

Thanks! (BTW, you don't have

Thanks! (BTW, you don't have to agree with all of them to be a writer... I'm just messing around. :D)
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"I for one am getting bored, and bored is something up with which I will not put!" ~Phineas and Ferb

Anna | Tue, 05/05/2009

I have hated the words and I have loved them, and I hope I have made them right. --The Book Thief

hehe!

I must be a writer...except, I've never cried over my character's foul or heart-breaking deeds...I just yelled at them :D
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"Yes, words are useless! Gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble-gobble! Too much of it, darling, too much! That is why I show you my work! That is why you are here!" --Edna Mode (the Incredibles)

Ariel | Tue, 05/05/2009

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"To produce a mighty book, you must choose a mighty theme. No great and enduring volume can ever be written on the flea, though many there be that have tried it." -- Herman Melville

Haha, me too! ~Erin~ "Don't

Haha, me too!

~Erin~

"Don't be a Skerd. I'm not a skerd." -Adam Lambert

"They say I look like him, only with an emo haircut." -Adam Lambert on Elvis comment

"I don't suffer from Adamitis. I enjoy every second of it." -Me

Erin | Tue, 05/05/2009

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

I especially like the

I especially like the non-rhyming verse. To be honest, I wouldn't skip a party or shopping to write, but I think I'm still a writer. ;-D

"Oh lovely snowball, packed with care
Smack a head that's unaware.
Then with freezing ice to spare
Melt and soak through underwear!
Fly straight and true, hit hard and square.
This, oh snowball, is my prayer." - Calvin, from Calvin and Hobbes

Bridget | Wed, 05/06/2009

"I always wonder why birds stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth. Then I ask myself the same question." - Harun Yahya

I must be in the beginnings

I must be in the beginnings of a writer. Not there yet, but soon I will be!

"Here are the beauties which pierce like swords or burn like cold iron." C.S.Lewis

airlia | Sat, 05/09/2009

"It is foolish and wrong to mourn the men who died. Rather we should thank God such men lived."
General George S. Patton

I guess that makes me a

I guess that makes me a writer too. I forgot to comment on this. Can you believe it? I started before and then didn't finish...weird. Thanks, Airlia, for the reminder.

"I decided to be sensible the other day and tore up David's picture. Could you please send me some Scotch tape?" Audrey Hepburn (Sabrina)

The Brit | Sat, 05/09/2009

I identified with

I identified with everything!! :D

Maethorwen (not verified) | Tue, 12/15/2009

I guess I am a Writer

Couldn't have stated this poem any better! I rather write then go shopping or a party, yep. I am always seen with a pen and notebook, yes. And I have stayed up long into the night thinking about how to write one of those things thatnevercooperate with me! And yes, I identified every word in this poem so I guess that means...I just might be a Writer!!

Very good peom, Anna, very good. :)

Lucy Anne | Wed, 05/23/2012

"It is not the length of life, but the depth of life." Ralph Waldo Emerson

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