What A Writer Has To Say

Poem By Lawrence S. Pertillar

It baffles my understanding.
Why would one writer
Ask from another
To give an opinion of what has been created?
It baffles my understanding.
How separate experiences...
With no connection,
Can be thought related?
It baffles my understanding.
When a request is made...
To have another writer read,
And rate
What a writer has to say!
As if what is said...
Would change thoughts
In another's head.
Or expand a point of view.
Isn't that what readers often do...
When they wish to expand their insights too!
But when a writer writes...
Shouldn't those visions,
Be the ones writers pursue?
As narrow or as broad...
With an imagination left,
Unrestricted to cruise!

I am baffled by this...
'Read me, please!
And rate me', business...
Persisted and enlisted.

Comments about What A Writer Has To Say

You are right; it baffles indeed to read and rate at the request of the writer himself/herself! Reading and commentaries should be voluntary. But then nowadays nobody reads though there are many writers writing on acres of papers! That is why these requesting and rating things have come into existence. What a pity!

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