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A Sonnet for Writers

By D. J. ReddallPublished 2 months ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
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If the world you knew and loved is no more

Pulverized by plague or war or famine

You can slam denial’s obstinate door

But it opens, as facts you examine

When it does, bitter rage will blunder in

If it does not boil you into a mist

Bargaining for survival will begin

But the status quo laughs as you insist

Saturnine melancholy will follow

But before you succumb to the grey gloom

Writing can help; do not merely wallow

Put your mind to imagination’s loom

If the world as it stands betrays and wounds

Weave a fresh, beautiful new one, from words


About the Creator

D. J. Reddall

I write because my time is limited and my imagination is not.

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  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    OMG! I love this so much. Too old for OMg-ing but this is so great. Imagine being so ticked off by this realm that I can weave myself a new one and just hop on over. The premise is very inviting. Gorgeous indeed.

  • Imagination definitely is a very powerful tool. I often use it to escape reality. Loved your poem!

  • Skyler Saunders2 months ago

    Succinct and inspiring, this poem promotes the creative process of writing. It takes the reader on a brief ride through overcoming uncertainty and basking in the light of knowing.

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