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Writing is what keeps me sane
I assure you, for it is very plain


No lines and space, nor clefts and keys
only periods, semicolons, and parentheses


Not division and quadratics, lest I see fit
to type the algebraic words bit by bloody bit


I can add a word, or two, or maybe even three
I can choose to take away or kindly leave it be


I can type without a period, capitalization, or a space
I can even add a “y” on the end of the word “face”


It’s all stylistic you see, done with creative bliss
I can type with perfect sentence structure, or simplyJust likeThis.


It’s a funny thing, writing, as it begun so long ago
once for just recording, but now it’s just for show


Spread the knowledge, share the knowledge, do as you will
tear into an open book, go ahead, get your fill


A book done for money, for cash and vanity
a poem done for nothing, but to create monopoly


Keep your words to yourself, for talk is rather cheap
words speak louder upon a page than from the mouths of which they seep


Words flow daily, fresh within my mind as they flitter, flock, feast
but salvation they shall never find for with a pen I’m still a beast


I never can put them down on paper to satisfy my need
my commitment to these troubled words can’t feed another’s greed


Once again I shall say, writing keeps me sane
it keeps my eyes steady and my heart without pain


I try to write good pieces, to keep my sanity at bay
but how sane could I be when I wrote this crap, anyway?

Just some super late night drabble after staying up all night reading a book and feel exhausted, but creative. Writing is an insanity of its own and no one knows it better than writers. This piece doesn't only focus on a funny view of writing itself, but of the writing market and how judgmental I am of my own work put into a semi-comedic light. This piece represents how I currently feel: jumbled, tired, insane, confused about everything and nothing at once. Ya get me?
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BEK1995 Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I think you did a great job with this!
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ViperStripes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks! I felt scatter-brained, so this was the result. I think a lot of writers feel this way at times!
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Xedemi Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I'm not usually into the rhyming scene, but you did it quite graciously. Good job.+fav 
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ViperStripes Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2014  Student General Artist
Thanks ever so much! I've been trying to break away from the rhyming scene and get into more free verse, but it keeps sneaking back up into my works somehow. Sweating a little... 
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