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©2017 by Tom Grasse

Creative writing. Exercise your brain.

May 30, 2017

As with a lot of other undertakings, becoming a good writer takes practice. Writing is one of my favorite pastimes. For me, life experiences are best related through prose and verse. The practice of creative writing helps to hone the skill of a copywriter. It can make one better at transferring emotion and purpose into a brand or product's voice. Here's a sample of verse written upon departing Iquitos, Peru after a trying film shoot. It's one of many recollections in my book Words & Pictures.



Flight from the silt, from the river and the rain
A world below mine, hot and insane
Its foundation ever-flowing, in then out
Nothing can be established on the River of Doubt
We yielded to the aura of the name
Expecting to see something inside the empty frame
Sitting, wondering ? thoughts a torrent
Alluring the idea of being swept into the current
Imagination and everything real goes fleeting by
There is noise and confusion in this wet world gone awry
Nothing to conceal or hold fast the skeletal ground
Only in the forest's far reaches is sanity found
Flesh of young Amazon women, perfectly honed
Adds injury to insult for men all alone
Cruel is the world in front of the frame
Curse the armor-clad men who first came
Let the forest insulate us again from this farce
"Burn, picture!" (of the riversea full of shit and moto-kars)
Fly me away from the gallery I disdain
Take me to a place where I'll know no such rain.






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