Running Poem R079

A life in three days –
That’s what I’ll try to convey –
Labour Day Weekend –
In an incomplete novel
For a mad writing contest




Copyright by Minh Tan on listed dated of completion.



Notes to this poem…

On my run today, I thought about trying to complete a memoir I had not completed in over two decades because I didn’t like the ending I wanted to present to the world. I’ve done the Three Day Novel Writing contest twice, but never got any acknowledgement beyond completion. I’ve got nothing to lose in trying something novel here, and I’m not going to expect to get any acknowledgement. All I want is something complete I can take somewhere for someone to look at. I’ve always worked well under pressure. We’ll see if I’ve still got it and what balance I have of brevity and gregariousness as I basically slowly dictate my life and type away like mad! There’s nothing I know better than my life, right? 🙂

Well, knowing which perspective I want to take on various events in my life will be the hard part! Censoring would be if it were ever to go public but I won’t care cause I’m that confident it won’t get any recognition, not the least bit because it won’t be a novel in any true sense of the word, finishing at whatever random point in my life Labour Day 2017 will be. 🙂

The ending I have now isn’t much better than at some other points in my life. I’ve traded in progress for age and running out of time on some things. However, here’s to an interesting six months before Labour Day weekend to spice it up! Who wants in? LOL

The R-series poems were composed while I was out running, in an effort to find time for writing in a life that is always getting busier.


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