Modern Day Writer

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a Modern day Scribe must write

first and foremost

attending to the guts of a story as if it might never be read

revealing in great detail the smudges on light bulbs long trashed,

the same smudges to which any handled object is subject,

but few dare own.

Surrendering pride

the Modern Day Writer writes because she knows

—knows someone has to record accuracies

distortions, even

satires and parodies—

versing excursions

and lessons only learned in detention,

but accurate.

The Modern Day Muse is possessed.

Scribbling characters.

Characters by word.

Blacked reflections of

experience perceived,

sometimes reactions

rarely redactions—

since the Modern Day Truth Teller is

unconcerned with falderal

such as popularity

knowing, as she does,

that veracity will endure in a manner

prettiest eyes,


and cleanest ass

—will not.

The Modern Day Poet

aches with every


bruised by careless rabble

more counterfeit than compliment

(like China)

original thought diluted

by virtue of sleeping heard

Still, the Modern Day Writer wields this pain

as pen

all pain, really.

an act that can compound

but might diffuse

often astounding the scribe herself

as it disperses

into all that’s unwritten between lines

that the best Modern Day Writers include.

Β©Karen Robiscoe

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I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. Β© Karen Robiscoe @1992

13 Responses to “Modern Day Writer”

  1. Modern day writer
    hope to continue working
    very entertaining

    always a beautiful day

    best wishes πŸ™‚

  2. Amazing written πŸ™‚

  3. Ahh so beautiful πŸ™‚

  4. A muse does amuse the muse to the amusement.

    You are one of the modern day writers that is fun to read πŸ™‚

  5. SS to me, these modern day writers, poets, muses have old souls but are trying to think, write outside the box– as they say– but in truth, they’re all dreamers, not cynical like you print them out to be. But, then again, I’m a happy square πŸ™‚