[Latin gravitās, heaviness, seriousness.]
I sit at my desk and write some verse,
with a few insults and a cockeyed view,
and lo! I’m the master of the universe.
All of a sudden I am better than you
whose poems are full of solemnity
which only appeal to the chosen few.
I will be applauded for my bravery
as my opinions are so controversial
that people marvel at my effrontery.
I won’t make a fortune with such guff
because its value is not commercial
but literati relish this audacious stuff.
I am now the hero of the working class,
I speak to them with an earthy language
and don’t give a damn about gravitas.
© Luigi Pagano 2017
© ionicus 2023
Ego is an essential aspect of being a writer – you met the first criterion perfectly. And, so to write is from the heart and the head. For anyone who happens to see. And feel – allets
I beg to disagree, sir – or is it a madam? I suspect the latter as your pseudonym read backwards is Stella.
Ego is the antithesis of being a writer and I hoped to show its veracity through this piece which you may have noticed is tagged as satire.
By the lack of comments, prior to yours, the message seems to have fallen on deaf ears so I thank you for stopping by and offering some feed back.
Best wishes, Luigi.
A working class hero is something to be… as a wiser man than me once said.
You left me on tenterhooks, Mick. Fill the gap and enlighten me as to what a working class hero is supposed to be. Don’t keep me in suspense. Thanks. 🙂