The Life of a Writer

A Poem By Elizabeth Anne // 2/10/2014

The myst of mystery
Clouds my soul
And burns inside
My heart.
I long to learn
The tales untold
And rip the worlds
Apart.
I turn around
And look again
To see what makes
It tick,
And still somehow
I cannot seem
To even start
To pick.

Should I go left-
Or lead to the right?
Which man should live
Or die?
Is she “the one”?
Can it be done?
Who shall I try
To make cry?
My goal is just
To make your heart
Break and ache
And fly-
And though you don’t
Forget to admit it,
You hate me for burning
The sky.

I pull your strings
And strum your heart,
And make you wish
For the end.
You grasp the pages,
Looking for more,
But find no way
To mend
A broken heart.
How can you try
To ignore what I make
You think?
I know when you read,
You’re under my control-
You run but you stand
On the brink.

I am the puppet master-
The weaver of lives.
I find within pages
The greatest chance
To make a difference
In the world.

Comments

Nice poem about a life of a

Nice poem about a life of a fiction writer. :) I guess that's one of the troubles of a fiction writer, always wondering how to best write and create stories that will interest people and change them.

What did you use to draw your profile picture? It's beautiful and the color almost "pops".

Lucy Anne | Sat, 02/22/2014

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

Thanks! I was originally just

Thanks! I was originally just typing out random questions for myself for a story I'm working on, and then I noticed it was starting to rhyme... so I went with it. :)

I used an art program called ArtWeever Free 4, with a bit of help from Gimp 2. I started with a pencil sketch and then scanned it onto the computer and worked from there. :)

Elizabeth Anne | Sun, 02/23/2014

See him with his books:
Tree beside the brooks,
Drinking at the root
Till the branch bear fruit.
See him with his pen:
Written line, and then,
Better thought preferred,
Deep from in the Word.
~John Piper

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