The Writing Gemstones

To my favorite authors, both present and future, and those who are losing hope. Write on.

We are like grains of sand

Tumbling with the rocks in a rock tumbler

We see the rocks, well on their way to becoming gemstones

And forget that we too, have rocks of our own


I sit here, debating movements of fictional characters

While others shove down plot in favor of admiration

Of their writing skill on the point of view of a hawk.

And while other writers are busy formulating grand adventures

Popular ones are writing about gorillas fused with sharks,


Have we really become this hollow?

Is writing quantity easier to swallow then quality?

Fear not the best writers are frustrated

But you are noticed none the less

Even if you are seen as others as second best

For going beyond the rest.

The End

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