What Writers Can Do [Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace…]

Writing Quill and Book

Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace, About Anything – What Writers Can Do

By, Donna M. Monnig

Today’s NaPoWriMo prompt was to write each line as a declarative sentence and the last line to end in a question. For Day Seven I give you “What Writers Can Do.”

What Writers Can Do
A writer can do anything,
            anything they want,
                        anything at all.
A writer can create a world
            or destroy one.
A writer can enlighten the truth
            or blind the world
                        with lies.
A writer can build people up
            or break people down.
A writer can memorialize one’s
            success or eternalize
                        one’s shame.
They can start a war, or end one.
            They can all but never die.
A writer’s words can live forever,
            on printed pages, speaking
                        volumes, in books.
A writer can possess one’s mind
            and consume one’s thoughts. 
A writer can be a millionaire,
            a hero, and a bad guy,
                        all at one time.
A writer can travel through time,
            living in the past or future.
They can change history, create the
            future, and erase the present,
                        with nothing but a pen.
A writer has absolute power to do
            anything. They’re dangerous.
A writer can put people in a book,
            (people that annoy them)
                        and kill them.
Writers can murder people …
            and get paid for it.
(They can kill
            with the flick
                        of a quill.)
Why would anyone risk,
            a writer’s wrath?
©Donna M. Monnig
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NaPoWriMo prompt: Day Seven

About Donna M. Monnig

Donna M. Monnig is a published poet, aspiring novelist, freelance writer, a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a cowgirl at heart.
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6 Responses to What Writers Can Do [Poetry: Anytime, Anyplace…]

  1. booklover says:

    Again, I’m not much on non-rhyming poetry, but I like this. I really love the ending lines, how fun!


  2. PrayImagineCreate says:

    Beware! anything you say
    Can and may
    End up in my book someday.
    ~A Writer


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