Do You Write to be Published?

One Kind of Writer

He who writes to not be published
is a man of many dreams
who denies his own existence
is worth anything, it seems.
Certainly, that is what he’s saying
and he shouts it with a rage
to a world who will not listen
but would read him on the page.

 

© 2014 Freeda Baker Nichols

7 comments on “Do You Write to be Published?

  1. To be published??? an accomplishment for self… and maybe to tell a story you feel is worth hearing!

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  2. dotlatjohn says:

    I love it. Very insightful.

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  3. bafriyie says:

    That poem is so true. Why do we get published? Do we want to be heard, make money or change something? Something to chew on as a writer.

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