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My Writing Dream

August 12, 2021
By Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me


I will write and it will write me.

I will write a pomegranate making

light spill across your table

and when umbrellas glazed with light are like salt and pepper shakers under

rain-shaken Chicago stars, falling,

falling, as we all fall through our coping-webs

and land in our screams ringing

inside our mysterious heartminds.

I will write a screenplay and

who says I can’t write a novel on

my bedroom walls, who says no,

for I will show it to the bewildered landlord

and I will write right on down the sidewalk

writing my crazy novel too whipperwhole for a typewriter

and too fragile for words to hold on paper.

I will write war-whoops and ballads

and I will write all night on a Metra

and I will write sonatas and sonatinas

and I will write inside hot air balloons

and I will write on Santa’s lap aboard an airplane wing

looking at life like a lion looks at a ladybug,

finding poetry in the way a drunk man eats a marshmallow

and in sticky preschoolers using sleepover nailgloss,

and in the sweetsingers roaming my street.

I will find poetry and it will find me

sweaty and staggering down the escalator

lugging my dormant freight of strollers and ideas.

Poetry is a pumpkin and I will carve it

till the scent of seeds and strings makes

your nostrils trill like a new saxophone,

till the pumpkin shell is hollow for Halloween pie,

till the holes carved in the pumpkin

fill up with candles.

I will stand in awe

as the fragile light

escapes the cracks of poetry

and like a rocket

reaches beyond the sky.


The author's comments:

I followed a writing prompt that said to spontaneously write a poem about my writing goal. I guess they had in mind a solid plan for a book or memoir, but I got wild and came up with this.


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Lydiaq ELITE said...
on Aug. 28 2021 at 9:12 am
Lydiaq ELITE, Somonauk, Illinois
148 articles 41 photos 1014 comments

Favorite Quote:
The universe must be a teenage girl. So much darkness, so many stars.
--me

That's sad, but when I am writing I'm not thinking of Someday...just Now and Now and Now.

on Aug. 27 2021 at 9:26 pm
SparrowSun ELITE, X, Vermont
200 articles 23 photos 1053 comments

Favorite Quote:
"It Will Be Good." (complicated semi-spiritual emotional story.)

"Upon his bench the pieces lay
As if an artwork on display
Of gears and hands
And wire-thin bands
That glisten in dim candle play." -Janice T., Clockwork[love that poem, dont know why, im not steampunk]

good luck!

a word of advice: if youre ever lonly or unsatisified- DO NOT PROMISE THAT SOMEDAY YOU'LL BE HAPPY. its an awful cycle and i no longer trust someday and i hate dreams. please avoid that path.