Tuesday, May 10, 2011

The Hard Part

Getting up early,
Going to bed late,
Working while
Others play,
No time to cook,
Grab a granola bar,
Sacrifice,
That’s the hard part.

Switch off the tv,
Unplug the phone,
Pull out a pen and paper,
Turn the laptop on,
Stare at the blankness
Until the words start
Discipline,
That’s the hard part.

Plugging on
When you know it sucks
Going for birdies
Coming up with ducks
Someday, this garbage
Will. Be. Art.
Believing,
That’s the hard part.

Characters yakking
In your head for days
Building a plot,
Finding the perfect phrase
Sending your baby out
Breaks your heart
Writing,
That’s the hard part.

Claire Dawn-Marie Gittens
10 May, 2011

What's the hard part for you?

N.B. Birdy= 1 stroke under par in the sport of golf. Duck= Getting out without scoring any runs in the sport of cricket.

1 comment:

Clarissa Draper said...

I think you hit the main issues. It's hard work without a lot of pay but I don't know what I would do without my writing.