On Being An Author

I despair that I shall never be
………..a great author.
My messages are not simple
My words are not complex
I so often lack reason and rhyme
………..where it is want
I come across as hollow
In vain I search word banks.
I should ransack history
I have no experience to write of
I have no emotions to explore
An audience needs that which
………..I cannot provide
What am I trying to say.
It is so important
I need to learn everything
………..yet live for today

Jamie Morris
January 27, 1993