Sunday, January 07, 2007

Ghostwriter poem by Ken Vanderpool

Ghostwriter

Graciously trading acclaim for reward, they

Honor their gift by allowing others to

Own and profit from their creations.

Seeking to practice their craft,

The Ghostwriter achieves fulfillment while collaborating

With others to construct noteworthy results.

Rarely receiving the recognition earned, their

Ideas and concepts are claimed by others and their

Talents sometimes professed as those of their employer.

Even while relinquishing title to their work, they are

Recognized and well respected in the publishing community.

1 comment:

Matt Keegan said...

What an inspiring acrostic. This reminds me that there is so much more benefit in writing for others, well beyond the financial renumeration.