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Jack Strange 1958 (New Orleans, Louisiana)

I’m planning on plotting a novel about
A ravishing beauty, a former boy scout,
Her longing for him, his passion for her,
And the love they made forever and ever.

Or how about a detective, jaded
By betrayal, loneliness, and faded
Memories of something about a woman
And a time when he’d felt almost human?

Or what if I write about damsels and knights,
Or giants and dwarves and elves in fights
With assorted villains and torturers,
Like dragons, magicians, and sorcerers?

Or maybe the world would relish a tale
Of invasions on a galactic scale
That threaten the earth with annihilation
Till superheroes deliver salvation.

But whether the myriad books I might write
Would even be read or might kindle delight
Is academic, unless I proceed,
From start to finish, to do the deed.

About this poem

From Chapter IV, "Industry vs. Inferiority," of Strange's book "Would-Be Poems."

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Written on February 08, 2020

Submitted by JackStrange on September 14, 2021

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JACK STRANGE does not exist. He and his literary works are products of the author's imagination. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, or to real literary works is entirely coincidental. more…

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