The Writer's Journey

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Had writer's block this morning - wrote this instead...

Submitted: July 12, 2015

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The Writer’s Journey

By Adrian Hunt

 

This tunnel will be long, tiresome, tough,

And I must be strong, if I’m to be… enough.

Brick walls, trips, falls, impede every stroke

The keys form ideas my fingers toil to invoke

***

My wiliest cunning I’m forced to employ

to navigate that which otherwise would destroy;

And the tools I must use are complex to their core-

With some I’m proficient, with some still not sure

***

Which adjective to use? This path might tell…

“Turn away!” cries King, “That one leads to hell.”

Hmmm… could this part really happen? Consider, research…

Nope, you’re screwed. That idea’s a smirch.

***

I curse the creative, that has been my fate

Why must I be so compelled to create?

But what’s this? A chain driven into the rock

and a sign below reads ‘Simply pull to unblock’

***

Both hands on the chain, my foot on the wall

I tug and I heave. It gives way. I fall.

In the distance, a rumble; in my head a spark

Silently straining, to hear in the dark

***

It's upon me! Swept up from the place where I stood

As the spark kindles flame, as the flow forms a flood

No stopping me now! Rushing along!

Swirling, swimming, surfing strong

***

Fluent strokes dance my fingers across the familiar keys

Whole lives created, and ended with these

Whole worlds, communities, troubles and joys

Creatures, animals, young girls and boys

***

As the flow subsides, reassess where we are

Time to rest, set up camp, now we’ve made it this far

It’ll be easier from here, but the hardships aren’t done

We’ve started well... sure...

...but that was just Chapter One


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