Trust vs Fear: the creative writer’s dilemma

April 16, 2015

The Writer’s Great Debate…



I creep around, spying other’s glory

through shrouds of envy and spite.

I stress, I spew belligerent bile,

I despoil what feels my birthright.


If you only knew what your heart could spill.

If you only could allow

those creative gales to transform your gall

into work that makes you feel proud.


That gale just feels like a deadly whip

that will beat my words to a pulp,

reducing me to a limping pace

while the rest of the world can gallop.


Gallop implies a race to somewhere

while your journey is yours alone.

Pick supreme, your heart’s main theme,

and you’ll romp to the place called home.

A poem for Day 14 of NaPoWriMo 2015: A dialogue

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3 Responses to “Trust vs Fear: the creative writer’s dilemma”

  1. Elle said

    thanks for sharing this DeRicki, excellent advice to those who focus more on others or their own short comings, which does nothing but hold us back.

    • DeRicki Johnson said

      (But it’s sooo much easier to focus on others’ faults and defects of character. After all, corrective action on others’ faults requires zero effort on my part. Yippee!) 😏😉

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