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Book 27 Page 25
My trade is writing
My trade is writing,
my tools are paper and pen.
And when inspiration ‘strikes’ I write;
no matter where I might be or when.
I work odd and strange hours,
my pay is sometimes poor, / sometimes good.
And I shape sentences,
where as a carpenter might shape his wood.
My work is sometimes lonely,
as I often travel far.
But when I go to work; I travel in my mind /
where as others might ‘travel by car.’
The dictionary is my work companion,
to check my meanings are right.
I am a writer and I go a traveling and a wondering
in my many ‘imaginative plights.’
And when I return from my journeys,
I describe what and where I’ve been.
So that you to may go on a journey too,
to see what I have seen.
My trade is in dreams and images,
in thoughts and in feelings and ideas.
And I present you with many adventures
so that we may both over come our fears.
My trade is a very ancient one,
and I am honored when I excel.
But these days this is only when I have a good publisher,
who will make sure that my writing will sell.
My trade is in ‘expression,’
mixing adjectives / nouns and verbs.
I tell stories, / make analogies and educate
in the sentences of the ‘written word.’
I am a writer and writing is my trade.
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