Am I a writer?

Am I a writer?

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Somedays, words flow from the tip of my fingers, sprouting springs whose waters seem to last forever. somedays, the pool dries up, leaving no trace behind ever, of the presence of water. And I wonder, am I writer?

Somedays, tears form lumps in my throat, stuck, at the tentacle of falling out, transforming into anger on pages. Somedays, they descend in torrential downpour forming cavities upon my face and dampening blank pages. And I stare at the glistening droplets, am I a writer?

Somedays, memories come knocking on the door of present. I hold the door open, only slightly, letting it walk in a sequential pattern, straight through the ink across paper. Somedays, they come knocking down my door, and my hands hang helpless to their force. They form muddles around my mind, and I wonder, can I be a writer?

Somedays I edit, most days I erase, on occasion I delete the words I had previously placed. Somedays it takes everything within to choose to write, somedays writing chooses me, like I’ve been doing it all my life- it seems. And I wonder, what It takes to stake a claim on being a writer?Β 

The above image is courtesy ofΒ The odyssey online.com

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49 thoughts on “Am I a writer?

  1. If an astronaut trains and works every day at his craft but the mission is scrubbed, that person is still an astronaut. If a florist makes a poor bouquet because the flowers she/he has are not special are they any less a professional? We don’t always have the raw tools at our disposal to work at the craft that has chosen us. It is then that belief in what you do and who you are makes all the difference. You work with what you have that day. It might mean taking mental notes for a future write. Give yourself space and time. Be at peace and find joy!

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      1. Sorry to hear that Ameena. Actually, my book is available on 13 markets on Amazon, but not in Sudan as you said. I will try for different options in future.

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  2. Yes you are a writer my friend! Not just anyone can evoke strong emotions in people from their writings, like you do. Yes, you will have the days that the words don’t come as easily, but that doesn’t make you any less of an amazing writer! πŸ™‚

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  3. I think being a writer is something that’s subjective. Are you a writer, Ameena? I think you are the only one who can answer that yourself. But for what it’s worth, I think you are, and I think you are quite a good one at that πŸ™‚ ❀

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