A Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to the blogosphere, with a Happy New Year soon to come! Best wishes to all of my readers! I hope you are all enjoying yourselves! See you soon. -MC
This is now the second of these posts that I’ve done, where I revisit the reasons why I write. Although, the answers are a little more creative than usual. Check out the first one in the link down below:
Reasons Why I Write #2, A Tanka Poem
Sports, not my forte,
Comedy rejected me,
my twisted humour,
Reason for coffee shop visit,
as I do not enjoy coffee.
Also, if you want to observe some reasons other people write, check out this awesome link:
Where do we go from here?
When I have said everything,
and can’t think of anything,
to say to you anymore,
there is no words to be spoken,
no hearts to be broken,
nothing but a void.
Nothing but the space you’ll leave,
when you leave this life,
so where do we go from here?
A sinking ship of sorrowed hearts? Continue reading
Recently I was inspired by a post I had read, http://michaelmcguire.com.au/2014/05/31/found-poem-mein-kempf/ .
Found Poetry, a style I have little experience with. I thought to myself, what could I use for a found poem? The answer lay in the local book store. As I browsed, I began to formulate a poem using parts of book titles. (I inserted some filler words, which are the non-capitalized ones.)
The City Of Divine Comedy,
Where Rings are more valued than Love,
Where people Hunger like Animals,
this Dark Journey, Continue reading
Today, I wanted to talk about something, cancer.
Cancer is an evil which plagues this earth, and currently claims the lives of 7.6 million people every year, and is one of the biggest causes of death in North America. It rips family apart, it takes friends, and nearly everyone of us has been effected by it, be it a loved one, or having experienced it ourselves.
I have lost family to cancer, and I have relatives that are fighting it right now. Not all of them are going to win, and that saddens me deeply.
So, today, I implore all of you, do some research on the subject, raise awareness, help cancer research. If we all work together, soon there will come a day when a cure has been produced, and no one will have to suffer again! -MC
Daily Post asked:
Writer’s Block Party
When was the last time you experienced writer’s block? What do you think brought it about — and how did you dig your way out of it?
Writer’s block is something I often experience, the annoyance of going days without so much as a single idea…
Ironically, I had a difficult time coming up with something to write for this post.
Writer’s block, a constant plague in the mind. consistently nibbling away at the idea.
Like a butterfly emerges from its cocoon, the idea emerges from the depths of the mind.
Nothing can be blamed but the hamster who runs the crux of the creative centers. A bustling metropolis, stopped dead in its tracks for a periodic blackout.
Whence the hamster recovers from its emotional bout, he shall eventually, put the wheel back in motion.
The only problem being, that the hamster requires a range of oddities to inspire him back to work. It could be anything, a word here, a label there, some guy running down the street screaming obscenities… no one ever knows what inspires the hamster, but it always finds its way back.
So, recently, I have discovered that my writings seem to have a prophetic effect.
About two weeks ago, I was working on a rant entitled, “The Internet Is Rolling Over In It’s Virtual Grave”, upon which my internet crashed, and my computer ceased working.
Earlier I had created an Almost-Story about my creativity dying… following that, I suffered writer’s block for several days. (Both of these pieces will be posted soon, once some issues are resolved.)
I have thus concluded, my writings are prophetic. So, lets see how prophetic it might be…
The lottery numbers all matched up,
I happily screamed without let-up, Continue reading
J.R.R. Tolkien was a great writer, and he had wise words of his own to go with it all. Let me share some of my favourite quotes:
-“Not all who wander are lost.”-
-“If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.”-
-“Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.”-
-“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish.”-
-“All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”-
-“A friend of mine tells that I talk in shorthand and then smudge it.”-
-“The wide world is all about you: you can fence yourselves in, but you cannot forever fence it out.”-
-“A pen is to me as a beak is to a hen.”-
And my overall favourite:
-“I don’t like allegories.”- (All wise words from J.R.R. Tolkien.)
So, I thought I would explain… why do I write? But, I find explaining that I find fantasy worlds incredibly interesting, and I enjoy expressing my thoughts, and what not, might make for a boring poem.
On the other hand, things like, the fact that I am too poor to pay people to act out my fantasy worlds, and liberty in death is somewhat disheartening, so liberty in fiction is way more awesome; is something that is more fun to work with.
Reasons Why I Write, A Limerick Poem
I once sat, going out of my mind,
My wondrous fantasy worlds I’d find,
But it sucked I was broke,
I could hire no bloke,
So I could find no actors to sign.
Today is Martin Luther King Jr. day! It is definitely a reason to celebrate! Now for some quotes from a man who needs no introduction, a hero of the past, Martin Luther King!
-“Darkness cannot drive out darkness, only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only hate can do that.”-
-“I have decided to stick with love, carrying hate is too great a burden to bear.”-
-“Faith is taking the first step, even when you can’t see the whole staircase.”-
-“In the end, we will not remember the words of our enemies, but the silences of our friends.”-
-“He who passively accepts evil, is as much involved as he who helps to perpetrating it. He who accepts evil without protesting against it is really cooperating with it.”-
-“I look to a day when people will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.”-
-“We must learn to live as brothers, or perish as fools.”-
-“A man who won’t die for something is not fit to live.”-
-“We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.”-
-“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the colour of their skin, but by the content of their character.”-
Quotes from a great man, who did miraculous things, he was gone from us all too soon, but the world will never forget his impact, nor shall it forget his wisdom, passion, and love. -M.C. Scripturus