How not to write a blockbuster.
- C. J. Black
This was said to me the other day – you’re really on a run
Trying hard to escape from Quill I said – if you’ll pardon the pun
Keep at they said success will come, even from writing something ordinary
My response to them was this – the only place I’ll find success is between succeed and succinct in the dictionary.
Yes success would be great if it came to pass
But I guess it’s designed for others and not for me alas
I write I tell simply, just for the therapy
I’m not in it for the arm around the shoulder or indeed the sympathy.
We should all write in order to keep the art alive
Unless you write a blockbuster, you must find other ways to survive
I’m old and grey enough to understand this
Not to alert others, now that of me would be amiss?
So please accept you are therefore alerted
Never fear that you are ever neglected
Even if what you write never sees the light of day
It really is a fun thing don’t you think, an escape from the real world – is word play.
If there was money to be made from trivia writing then I’d be a millionaire
People might even stop and point at me – some might even stare?
Ah, celebrity status now that would be a thrill
They might laud you from the highest mountain, or perhaps from a molehill?
There is so much more I could write, except I’m getting rather bored
I’m about to give this “poem” its freedom by snipping its umbilical cord.
“The outlook for writers would be rather bleak
If in time to come they outlawed writing tongue in cheek”
- C. J. Black©β
Sunday 16 August 2015