I feel writers don’t get rewarded enough

I woke up this morning inspired to complete the poem I was writing yesterday just before I dozed off. Here it goes:

I don’t feel like writing
Zigzags in the deep sky
Deadly thunder strokes lightening
Illuminating my empty sheet
Somebody keeps wondering
For why is all the prattling

Food on the table, comfort
Mount Everest on my plate
A lava of stew
My spoon makes the jump
For the good of life

Why do we write
Bleeding thoughts on trees
Mother nature keeps crying
Her heart keeps melting
The cost of self expression
Minting her broken heart
Why do we write

Yea, I didn’t feel like writing at all, but I just decided to try. Half the time, I’m grappling with the question; why do we write? And where do we choose to write on?

I feel writers don’t get rewarded enough. In fact, writing has become so undesirable to the point that writers are so scared to tell people that they write. Telling a friend or stranger that you write is like leaking out a dirty secret. Writing now feels like an art that belonged to the 20th century. This is a world of science now, of computers, phones, spaceships, gadgets and whatnot.

But companies like WordPress.com and Facebook and Twitter and the likes still rely on writing to sell! Yea! Everybody goes on there to write what they feel. Just imagine Twitter without words. Imagine Facebook without posts. Imagine this very WordPress without our sentences and paragraphs. Mission impossible, right?

And still the art is ridiculed, while clueless people make billions off unsuspecting writers.

If the laws of nature permeated our human actions, then you should get paid for every sentence you construct anywhere on the internet. But we both know that human actions are far from logical.


Thanks for reading, friends. I hope we all figure out this writing thing. I believe everybody in the world has got something to say, and creativity should be rewarded. 

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Obama’s lesson Trump will never forget

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Barack Obama. Photo: Pete Souza/The White House

Following the white nationalist rally in Charlottesville where a car mowed down three anti-racism protesters, Obama tweeted:

“No one is born hating another person because of the color of his skin or his background or his religion.

“People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love.

“For love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.”

Obama’s tweet is the most liked in Twitter history, with more than 4.5 million likes and 1.7 million retweets.

Comparing Trump’s response;

“We condemn in the strongest possible terms this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides.”

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Trump giving speech in response to white nationalist rally violence in Charlottesville (AP) 

“On many sides”, meaning that he supports the violence to an extent. Words that should NEVER be spoken by someone in his position.

Little wonder why his ratings are low and people hate him with a passion.

No one is saying Obama is a saint, but at least act like one.

Nicki’s vintage exchange with John Mayer

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John Mayer and Nicki Minaj. Photo: Steve Granitz/WireImage

So John Mayer dropped this on Twitter:

 I spend an inordinate amount of time per day wondering if Nicki Minaj would like me or not.

Some minutes later, Nicki unexpectedly replied with:

 Would my body be your wonderland?

Wait a minute… of course…! Okay, backtrack, John Mayer replied:

  Please hold, losing my shit. This isn’t my reply yet.

Of course, Mayer, you gotta lose your shit. You know what dang we talking about?

LOL, okay, backtrack.

And Nicki just had to kill the vibe with this. Boring:

 Asking for a friend 😅

 

Trump, obsessed with Obama

Sometimes I think Trump is a bit too obsessed with Obama. Why won’t this guy just leave the ex-president alone?

He not only mentions Obama in almost every speech he makes but then he just had to go and do this on twitter:

 

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He retweeted the pic originally twitted by a so-called Jerry Travone.

In the good old days, 95% of Trump’s statements and actions would be stamped RECKLESS.

Was Obama the last of the classic Presidents?