This doesn't just apply to poets. It also applies to any writer who has been told "the rules". Rules can and will be broken in writing. What is in fashion today with certain publishers is out of fashion tomorrow. Write, write, write!!! Blaze that trail. Express your true self. Keep at it. Don't stop. There is a place for us all.
We keep looking and looking and looking for "the" answers. It's not necessary. You have already arrived.
"I love to use plays on words. Brain twisters and alliteration. With the current climate I think hate is never an option and never wins for anyone." KaZ Cruse Akers
"A dear friend read this prose and thanked me for speaking for all of the women who are seen as disposable after the age of 50. Our disposability couldn't be farther from the truth." KaZ Cruse Akers
I couldn't really think of anything clever or shocking to call this page of my website.
Sometimes simple clinches it.
I used to run a library writing club called "Write On!"
Yes, I thought of that name.
Don't shoot me.
I submitted quite a few names to the library manager and it seems the cheesiest one was chosen.
My other submissions...
"All the Write Stuff",
"Mightier Than The Sword",
"Moving Write Along",
"Get This Write"
...and a host of other cliché phrases. Who would have thought the one I threw in last for a joke would win?
I suppose the library wanted to appeal to a certain clientele.
I deferred to the manager acknowledging that she had her finger on the pulse of the community more than I did. (Although she had been the manager for 2 months and came from a completely different district and I had been there for a year and a half - but who's splitting hairs?? It's a corporate thing, I get it.)
So what's happening here?
Here's where I share my on-going, or previously published, works of prose, lyrics, short stories and poetry.
Whatever I'm working on at the time will appear...
...expect the unexpected.
Some writing is dramatic, and typically that depends on resource material, as is the case of my short stories based on World War II. Some of THAT is funny, too, but most is poignant, sad and rife with loneliness.
After my grandmother died, I found the WWII letters in the bottom of my her closet. They were tucked away like a little dirty secret. Truly the appearance of skeletons in her closet. Compared to today, it's all pretty tame.
The comedy short stories are based on two dear friends and me in early middle age. Sometimes it's a farce...and sometimes pure melodrama.
So stick around or come back and visit.
It's time to "Turn the Page".
(Damn, there's another one I didn't think of.)