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It's been a while since I've done a Wanky Poem. Here you go!

By L.C. SchäferPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read
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Write when the words are heavy

Write for yourself

Write with a sharp pen; lance the mind-boil

Write boldly, with glorious abandon

Write with a cheeky grin, a wink, a twinkle

Write because you must

Write when it's exciting; and also when it's boring

Write to get paid

Write because you love it and especially when you don't

Write when the muse sings, and the words are like candy floss, spinning light and easy and sweet

Write when the words ooze slow like sludge

Write to escape

Write when it's uncomfortable or dull

Write to learn about the world and also about yourself

Write because it's fun, because it's funny

Write because it makes you cry, makes you think, makes you laugh

Write to get better at writing

Write to be alive and human and know it

Write the pain from the bones of your soul

Write absolute shit

Write to fill the empty page

Write to silence the voice that says you can't

Write when it hurts

Write to take up space

Write because someone told you you're good at it

Write because someone told you you're bad at it

Write because it's Wednesday

Write when the inkwell is brimming and bubbling, but especially when it's dry

Write at your desk, on the bus, in the bath

Write to create, to express, to play

Write on a napkin, on your break, on the back of a receipt

Write because you can

Write to show the world who you are; your little I WOZ ERE on the wall of the universe

Write to tell, to yell, to scream

Write to soothe

Write for the joy and agony of it

Write a whisper into the void for the twin soul that might not be out there

Darling, just write.


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Comments (14)

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    Wanky poems are one of my favourite things. 😅😁 But seriously, lots of humour and good advice here. This line was one of my favs, “Write when the inkwell is brimming and bubbling, but especially when it's dry”. ☺️👏

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Motivational & loved it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • D.K. Shepardabout a month ago

    I absolutely loved this!! Superb! Tried to pick a favorite line or two but there’s just too many good ones

  • Love this! Well done again, LC!

  • C. Rommial Butlerabout a month ago

    RIght! Write on! Well-wrought! Some say they write for the audience. Some for themselves. For me, it was destined to be either a mental problem or a spiritual solution. I chose the latter! I added this one to the comment section of my CREATION MYTH as an intro to your work!

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Your poem is so full of many emotions...erm. And the non-robotic version - effing love this - it slaps, as the kids say, is funny in the way you always are and is just pure gold - like John said write absolute shit. Just write, I concur. write to make pretty, write to make ugly. Write to tell the truth. write to sell shiny lies. sorry...got carried away there. Love when you drop a wanky poem haha. I detect a possible Top Story.

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Write because you can. That was my favourite! Loved your poem!

  • Muraliabout a month ago

    Your poem is so full of many emotions.

  • John Coxabout a month ago

    Pure delight, LC, and great advice! Especially, write absolute shit! 😝

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Oh, I like this, especially "Write to show the world who you are; your little I WOZ ERE on the wall of the universe." I am familiar with the "write absolute shit" part. 😁 and as for not getting published,. I got one in submitted over 7 hours, so you're not alone.

  • Alex H Mittelman about a month ago

    I think I’ll write a comment! This is great work! I think it’s a top story!

  • Andrei Z.about a month ago

    What about write because you have deadlines?😅

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    You make it sound like a daring act.

  • Belleabout a month ago

    I love it! I'm trying to live by this Just Write philosophy. I'm avoiding finding a niche and just going for it, living to write, writing to live, even if it's uncomfortable or unsatisfying, even if it's boring or uninspired. Writing for the sake of writing and keeping the juices flowing even when it's dry! Thank you, L.C.!

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