I Want To Be A Writer

‘I want to be a writer, Mom
Is there a secret trick?’

‘The trick, my girl, is just to write
To write through thin and thick.’

‘But what if I get writer’s block
What if the page stays empty?’

‘Then write about what’s in your head
You’ll find that there is plenty’

‘But what if it’s not good enough
And rambles like a letter?’

‘What’s good is in the reader’s eye
Besides, you’ll just get better’

‘I want to be a writer, Mom
But my friends might not agree’

‘When you wake up and want to write
A writer you will be’

Wayne Visser © 2017


Seize the Day: Favourite Inspirational Poems

This creative collection, now in its 3rd edition, brings together favourite inspirational poems by Wayne Visser. The anthology takes us on a journey through the peaks and troughs of life, celebrating the indomitable human spirit.. It includes many old favourites like “Poets Must Be” and “Chasing the Blue”, as well as brand new poems like “The Writer” and “Making Ripples”. Sages through the ages wisely say: / Carpe Diem – seize the dawning day / Oh, would that I could assuage that thirst / But the day conspires to seize me first! / With the hurry and scurry / Of home’s frantic flurry / And the hustle and bustle / Of work’s tangled tussle. Buy the paper book / Buy the e-book.