Born Not

Though every writer needed in the Wordsmith Trade
It is said about poets that they are born not made
How much truth is in this i for one cannot say
A fellow with rhyme words who does like to play
The novelists, the playwrights and journalists as well
The lexicographers, historians as well as the scribblers of doggerel
Have one thing in common they are writers all
Though not many writers have their names inscribed on the literary memorial wall
The successful writers only in the few
But then this is not saying anything that is new
And many writers who aspired to greatness when they were young
Have only known of disappointment and died poor and unsung
And only the chosen few the literary fans see fit to celebrate
Suppose every writer cannot be looked on as famous and great.

by Francis Duggan

Comments (1)

06: 48am,24 March 2018. It is hard to believe that there are no comments on this poem. I feel it applies to most of us on Poemhunter, Voices In the Wind. I rate a 10.