Check out the latest poem by RJ Wiechecki titled How Many Words… (see below). By the way, if you haven’t guessed yet, I’m RJ Wiechecki. And yes, I’m ‘following my passion’ for writing and performing poetry. What those kind-meaning clique speakers forgot to tell me when they said “follow your dreams” was the sacrifices needed to do such. My pursuit of happiness is right now downright miserable. But it will pass like death. Have you heard of the starving artist? If so, invite him for dinner. He is hungry. No matter how bad a cook you are, beggars can’t be choosers.
I got to visit my old stomping ground this evening after hustling the money for my five hour drive south to spend a few days with them. Words can no longer sustain me for internal psyche alone. Words must now bring home the bacon. My mind is fried and I am tired. But I made home even if not a writer (yet). So here we go…
How many words
…will fill a tank of gas to see my folks?
…sustain me for the next few hours, minutes,
second thoughts per calorie not to choke?
even off scraps I scrap from friends dish plates…
…will do until I’m done the fight with words,
and will I have to write to leave behind
value I need today to pay forwards
to some other way home by gifts of kind…
…will prove my worth to you by feeding beast
to buy my words to cherish warmth by hearth
and burn through passion thus you read at least
enough way past the cover that clouds your north…
…for will to rapture hand stuck to stars
above to capture grasp of self on mars.
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Until we meet again my friend,
Author: Rj Wiechecki
I am a writer, both poet and philosopher. I do works of philosophy through the medium of poetry. I also do commissioned work as a poet as a business.