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Poem: First Draft
Poem by Franco Esteve
Posted in Franco Esteve, Poetry, Writing on January 28, 2021
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Poem: First Draft

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Hello everyone, 
 
I hope y’all are keeping yourselves safe and have had a good start to the new year despite the circumstances. With all that’s going on, sometimes it’s difficult to keep focused, to be creative and productive. The creative process can be a long and arduous one, and though I’ve spoken before about take 47 in interviews about my music, it applies to all art forms in one way or another. How many drafts did take to write your article, your paper, your novel?
 
 
In the spirit of that, and all creative endeavors, here’s a little poem I wrote about drafts:
 

First Draft

First draft, how I love thee
You are a perfect inspiration
I’d change none of your perfection
There’s nothing more to see
 
Second draft, how I love thee
First draft means nothing to me
It was the first you understand
I swear you are the perfect one
 
Third draft, how I love thee
The second draft was terrible
And now that you’re around
My inspiration is truly sound
 
Fourth draft, how I love thee
Those terrible twos and threes
How did I survive before you came
You’ll certainly bring money and fame
 
Fifth to ninth draft,
I can’t stand you anymore
I no longer know what’s good or bad
All I see before me is sad
 
Tenth draft, I don’t know or care
You are nothing but the usual fare
A desensitized, useless blob of words
Over analyzed, overdone
 
Final draft, how I love thee
Your commercial perfection
Will bring me inspiration
To create a new first draft.
 
Franco Esteve
©2012-2021 Franco Esteve
 
Obviously, this one also had a few drafts. 😉
 
Ok. As the year starts to move forward, there’s lots to come and a lot of things I’m working on and will begin to share with y’all over the coming weeks and months. Stay tuned…

Thank you everyone. 🙂


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