Why can’t people just hear or read the story.

I’m  a story teller. Yes. That is what I love to do. Tell stories. And to hell with English composition for sentence structure with a verb here, noun there, adjectives and adverbs all doing their parts to keep it nice and neat. But sometimes we need disorder in order for complex issues to be sorted out and the knots untied. My poetry comes from my heart but it is a story, friends, a story. I tell stories. God, I am so abysmally irritated with comments such as: you are definitely a tortured soul. I want to shout that I am like Popeye the Sailor: I am who I am.


I’m a writer, or a least I try.

I’m a poet. Okay, maybe I’m not because I break rules and do it my way. I sense the form and the emotion and I do it my way because I feel it that way. And I don’t view my writing as dark or morose. My writing is what it is, not confessional nor an attempt to self psychoanalyze.

I am what I am, a story teller.

3 responses to “Why can’t people just hear or read the story.”

  1. exactly! You write whatever it is you need to write about *right now*. And the only way to do it is your way – it’s called *style* 🙂

    I’ve conformed to packaging my work to the industry standard – but the content – the *story* – is still what I wish to say and write – on content there is no compromise 😉



    1. Poppet, I knew you would understand. I’m not trained in poetry, but I write what I feel. I read others poetry, people like Anne Sexton, Elizabeth Bishop, and others. I write to tell stories and sometimes they are personal, many times. I just dislike being labeled. It makes me feel like I’ve escaped from a home someplace or maybe should be in one. So, thanks, buddy, you understand.


  2. if people don’t like it – they don’t have to read it… my FB status yesterday was:

    When you judge another, you do not define them, you define yourself

    what they say isn’t about you – it’s about them 😉 x


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