Carly Almonde

Rookie (1990- / New York)

Crazy Writers - Poem by Carly Almonde

i wish this was a dream,
that i could wake up and it would be over,
but instead the pinching of my flesh proves this is true,
that i'm alive, i am experiencing this.
what is this thing you ask?
i don't feel like saying.
no it's not life or death,
and maybe in a few years time it'll all be over.
but right now it's like a thorn ripping through me.
don't be concerned, don't begin to worry.
it's nothing really, nothing at all.
my imagination is playing tricks on me,
As it usually does.
for is it not mandatory for a writer to become crazy?
alas that is our fate is it not?

but don't call the writer crazy, for the writer spins the truth.
it's the world that has become crazy in all of it's pagan rituals.
don't blame the truth seekers, blame yourselves.
for if your eyes are closed, then why should we not try and open them?

all of this is nonsense,
so don't you worry,
go on with your normal tasks,
take sanctuary in the things around you,
go on deceiving yourself.
but know that someday,
your sins,
will catch up to you.

Comments about Crazy Writers by Carly Almonde

  • (8/19/2008 1:47:00 PM)

    I know exactly what is meant here as to both purpose and meaning. This is why I find fault in the first verse as a lead in. I would just remove most of it completely.
    Poetry is all about the economy in the use of words and lines. The more concise
    and limited the wording, the more powerful the message. The reason for writng this was the message. That is why it must be shortened. You must make the
    meaning as powerful as possible.


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  • (9/3/2007 7:25:00 AM)

    A worthy sermon unexpected from an youngster! you seem to be different... but your words are relevant.. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 5, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 11, 2011

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