Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)


Salary Dictates Defeats Poetic Creativity - Poem by Terence George Craddock (Spectral Images and Images Of Light)

eighteen months is reality
record writing with years thirty
plus of employment essentially
nothing highlights loss empty
wasteland low or no creativity

rich years were not verse written
yet we embraced them like the sun
study wage need economic necessity
are strict task masters habitually
hourly daily weekly monthly yearly

predictably frequently demand time tenacity
poor stubborn determined plan stick firmly
persistently to difficult long term goals rigidly
sought sacrifice success is details won accurately
easily the rich study poverty grasps dreams tightly


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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 10, 2011

Poem Edited: Friday, June 10, 2011


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