I don’t mean to make a mockery of the process,
Yet in this thing I must confess
Earning money for writing is hard!
Each day words hammered out with no regard,
To whomever chooses to pay attention
Hoping for recognition, or affection
Fame and fortune is so far off,
I might as well write it off.
Maybe I should drive for Lyft,
Or dash some food to those adrift
Too lazy to go get their own darn food,
Line my pockets with cash, that’s good.
Come home and write a poem about that!
Maybe then my wallet get’s fat.
Ah, who am I kidding, writing’s my bag
Someday with luck I’ll earn some cool swag.
It’s just that there’s so many other things to do
Than pound out my words for the people like you
Not knowing the reason… am I just a joke?
Spinning my wheels day after day like some ignorant bloke?
Sorry, my week has been rather lackluster,
Unfocused, small pieces have been all I could muster.
Next week will improve, I’ll make sure of that now
I’ll research more places to become a cash cow.
Put a plan into action, yes that’s the ticket!
Soon I’ll be infamous like Lemony Snicket!
This silly poem was brought to you by Cyranny with her WOD Challenge
2 thoughts on “WOD Challenge 2-27-20 Mockery”
Despite I’m in the process of publishing five books, I don’t envy those who try to make money from writing. If it comes, it comes, all well and good. And if it doesn’t there’s still the pleasure. 🙂
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Right, but I want to do both, help people and help myself. What if-God forbid-something happened to my husband? I need to be able to pay my bills. Of course, I always have my former medical career to fall back on, if all else failed. I just want to write, so I keep trying to find ways to make my writing pay off. Unfortunately, I spend more time studying about writing than actually writing!! 😉