Treasure Island

Glen Martin Fitch


JOB DESCRIPTION


Have Fame and Fortune
turned you down?
You too can join a group
revered, elite, yet true.
Some education's helpful.
If you knew
some basic culture and
at least one fluent language,
then your primary review
might be a decade
after your adieu.
No guarantee of praise
at your debut.
Self-motivation is a must.
No crew mentality.
Slight overhead is due:
just pencil, pen and ink,
a pad or two.
No Benefits or salary
will accrue.
Though suffering is helpful
don't pursue it,
self-inflicted pain
you must subdue.
So be a poet.
Someone has to do it!
Everybody tries it.
Why not YOU?

Submitted: Thursday, October 17, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 23, 2013

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