18 Jul

Most of the time, we read about writers who are struggling or making it. There are a few really successful names- the rest want to be there or write knowing that they are assigned only a slice of the cake that is good enough. What happens then if you are a writer wh has been struggling- looking at all those rejection letters, pitching to obscure magazines that are out of money themselves and dreaming one day of recognition- and one day you get an opportunity. What then?


Here I am.

Isn’t this what the climb was about?


So you are used to it now? losing out,

Counting the  rejection letters,  spam damn damn. damn.


See how ice

Forms on your fingers when you see my face?


Another mountain for you to climb,

I just  keep coming.


P.S: I’d really appreciate any comments on good books that have incorporated poetry into prose, not as embellishments but as part of the storyline.


© neelthemuse,2012


Posted by on July 18, 2012 in Inspiration


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4 responses to “Opportunity

  1. granbee

    July 18, 2012 at 9:07 pm

    I really don’t think you could beat Alice in Wonderland when thinking of a good book that converts poetry into a prose-like flowing story!


  2. connellykevin

    July 22, 2012 at 11:06 am

    Memory bells a-jingling are calling out Anthony Burgess, “Nothing like the Sun” also perhaps Jack Kerouac, Dharma Blues???


  3. neelthemuse

    July 23, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Thank you! Then Kerouac here I come:)


  4. neelthemuse

    July 23, 2012 at 9:04 am

    Children’s literature?Thank you granbee- never thought of lookgn there for inspiration….



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