RevolutionAL (Alistair Plint)

Dangerous Mind
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Member Since 24th July 2012
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Poet Introduction

poe-tree is my home, away from home. I scribble a hell of a lot. some I put here / some I don't. depends how I feel on the day!

About Me

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I've been on the DU for some years, taken short breaks and sabbaticals in between when the real world placed the odd boulder or obstacle in the way. But I always come home.

I am a huge advocate for "free speech" comments and as such invite you to say anything you wish, under any of my poems.
That said, if you feel the need to discuss poetry, collaborate on your writing or work on any thing related to words. Feel free to reach out.

- My Favorite Poem -

so you want to be a writer?
Charles Bukowski - 1920-1994

if it doesn't come bursting out of you
in spite of everything,
don't do it.
unless it comes unasked out of your
heart and your mind and your mouth
and your gut,
don't do it.
if you have to sit for hours
staring at your computer screen
or hunched over your
searching for words,
don't do it.
if you're doing it for money or
don't do it.
if you're doing it because you want
women in your bed,
don't do it.
if you have to sit there and
rewrite it again and again,
don't do it.
if it's hard work just thinking about doing it,
don't do it.
if you're trying to write like somebody
forget about it.

if you have to wait for it to roar out of
then wait patiently.
if it never does roar out of you,
do something else.

if you first have to read it to your wife
or your girlfriend or your boyfriend
or your parents or to anybody at all,
you're not ready.

don't be like so many writers,
don't be like so many thousands of
people who call themselves writers,
don't be dull and boring and
pretentious, don't be consumed with self-
the libraries of the world have
yawned themselves to
over your kind.
don't add to that.
don't do it.
unless it comes out of
your soul like a rocket,
unless being still would
drive you to madness or
suicide or murder,
don't do it.
unless the sun inside you is
burning your gut,
don't do it.

when it is truly time,
and if you have been chosen,
it will do it by
itself and it will keep on doing it
until you die or it dies in you.

there is no other way.

and there never was.


My Reading List

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Three Wishes by Abracadabra
Second guesser by Oohloulala (Loulou)
Untitled, a lament by DanielChristensen (The Fire Elemental)
Poetique by Abracadabra

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