I Call Myself a Writer

I call myself a writer
But that's not strictly true, is it?

I could call myself an artist
But I might be confused with the

Painters
Sculptors
Musicians
Singers
Composers
Woodcarvers
And such in this world

So, if I call myself an artist
And then narrow it to writer
Is that what I am?

Not necessarily
I could call myself a word-painter

Is this just another term for writer?
Or is a catch-phrase for...obsessive?

I call myself a writer
For that is what I am

But do I dare confine myself
In this one category?

Yes, there are many types of writers
But many types of artists beside

I am more than just a word-painter
I am a dreamer, too

And in dreams, I am more than any one word
Or two, that is whispered from the mouth

Furtively, quietly, afraid of reproach
Another poor, starving artist to fill the streets
And apartment buildings
And publishing houses

I call myself a writer
Because I am, but also because
It's so much simpler this way





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BloglessBlogger said...
May 10, 2012 at 3:10 pm
I feel that way to... I consider myself an author, writer, word-painter whatever you want to say, but am I really that good? My friends say I am but what do they know about writing? What does anyone, writing cannot be defined!
 
HisPurePrincess This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jul. 25, 2012 at 6:30 pm

Mm, sure it can: a bunch of words put together to convey something to the reader.

And don't immediately put down what others say.  After all, if I get a book published someday, most of the people who read it aren't going to be writers.  They can still tell if something is worth the read or not.  It's nice to hear other people feel the same way!  :)

 
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