Sunday, August 12, 2012

This & That





THE JOKE
Donna L Martin

I wait to breathe
            I breathe to live
                        I live for love
                                    I love to laugh
                                                I laugh at life
                                                            Life’s a joke
                                                                        The joke is on me
                                                                        I am a joke
                                                            The joke is my life
                                                My life is a laugh
                                    I laugh with love
                        I love to live
            I live to breathe
I breathe while I wait.



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All the words I use in my stories can be found in the dictionary -- it's just a matter of arranging them into the right sentences. -Somerset Maugham

When you take stuff from one writer, it's plagiarism; but when you take it from many writers, it's research. - William Mizner

Don't sell yourself short; dare to dream. You might sell to a top market before you ever sell to a non-paying market - you won't know unless you try. - Rheal Nadeau

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. - Linus Pauling

Perhaps it would be better not to be a writer, but if you must, then write. If all feels hopeless, if that famous 'inspiration' will not come, write. If you are a genius, you'll make your own rules, but if not - and the odds are against it - go to your desk no matter what your mood, face the icy challenge of the paper - write. -J. B. Priestly


7 comments:

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    1. Thanks, Genevieve...I wrote that poem almost 30 years ago...you're one of the first people to ever read it...;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  2. Somerset Maugham has the write idea.

    Clever poem.

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    1. Hi Janet! Yeah, I think that is my favorite saying this week...

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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    1. Thanks, Erik! Thinking back on when I actually wrote it, I realize this poem was written at least ten years before you were even born! ;~)

      Thanks for stopping by and come back any time!

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  4. Hi Donna
    Thanks for visitng my blog (when I grow up I wanna write a kids book) in the lead up to GUTGAA. Its going to be great. Love your blog. I am going to go find you on Twitter now. Cheers Julie Anne Grasso or jujuberry37 on twitter.

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