#SoCS – A poem – Do you want it enough?

You tell me you want

your time in the sun

To dance in the light

that reflects from your fame

Do you really want it?

Do you want it enough?

To give up the good things

like relaxation and rest

and sleeping late in your bed

Are you sufficiently attracted?

to trade perceived fun for work

sitting in the office,

beavering away

while your friends watch movies,

eat out, drink and socialise

spending their day

having a jolly good time

Can you be disciplined and sit

at a computer for hours

tapping out words

whileΒ creating worlds,

actions and events,

that form themselves into books?

Will you watch the world passing

through the glass of your window

while you pursue the fantasy

you hope to achieve,Β but may not

Few things in this life

come without paying the price

and the tag that comes with fame

and its bedfellow fortune

is usually quite high

with the return not guaranteed

Are you ready to exchange

your freedom and pleasure?

for the discipline required

to chase that elusive light?

by Roberta Eaton Cheadle

Written for Linda G. Hill’s SoCS prompt to write a piece incorporating a word that uses the letters “ght”.

You can join in here:Β https://lindaghill.com/2019/11/08/the-friday-reminder-and-prompt-for-socs-nov-9-19/

 

 

56 thoughts on “#SoCS – A poem – Do you want it enough?

  1. I can do without the fame… a little extra ‘bread’ would be nice.
    But then I write everyday anyway… not always to WIP but to have fun.
    For some of us writing and creating is akin to breathing.
    I could do without the many things. I would be at a loss though if I could not write!

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  2. Excellent Roberta. Readers – yes! A pat on the back – yes! A few euoros now and then – yes! Fame? Overated….Often.. writing is its own reward: on a good day and gives me much pleasure. (And hopefully, others!) You’re doing great. Hugs xx

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  3. This is a powerful poem, Robbie. I’ve known writers who chased fame and when they found it, it wasn’t enough. They took no pleasure in their work. For me, writing is a spiritual experience. Sure, I want to be noticed. Sure, I want people to like my work and maybe make a buck or two. But that’s not why I write.

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