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Poetry

Living Wage

Sung to Prince’s “Purple Rain,” my inspiration for this poem/song's rhythm.

Greg Prince
Feb 24 · 3 min read

You say you want to create
But you can’t make up your mind
Let me steer you
Into a new/old place

Stats never meant to cause you any sorrow
But they cause you plenty pain
I’m only trying to help you
Help you branch out, find a new way
Writers linked arms in publishing games

Into the world of a living wage
Living wage, living wage
Living wage, living wage
Make some gain, and profit too
Into the world of a living wage

Never wanted to mislead another
Only trying to be different from the others
Not familiar or empty and overdone
What a pity for those who can’t comprehend

Into the world of a living wage
Living wage, living wage
Living wage, living wage
Make some gain, and profit too
Into the world of a living wage

Creatives, you know, you know
You know better platforms are coming
Time we all wrote for someone new
This applies to me and you too

We say we need better treatment
But you stay here expecting treasure
Time to leave or stop your moaning
And expand your horizons

Into the world of a living wage
Living wage, living wage
Living wage, living wage
Make some gain, and profit too
Into the world of a living wage

If you know what I’m writing
Read a little more
Living wage, living wage
Living wage, living wage

We only want to get a raise
With a living wage, living wage
We only want to write here
With a living wage, a living wage

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Where It’s At — A Muse’s Nook

If you want a creative outlet and place to spur your output, there is an app I’m using and suggest. You probably won’t get paid anything, but you may get discovered, and you’ll have the chance to contribute to projects as well as collaborate with other artists.

Check out HITRECORD. Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt made the site. As I understand it, he made the site to help himself and other Creatives express themselves artistically. I love it.

Though I may never make a penny from my contributions on HITRECORD, I get inspiration and creative exercise there daily. Very cool!

Hey ,

It’s nearly the same for creatives on Medium; we can expect to make nothing from our writing here. But, on HITRECORD, you can do voice acting, drawing and animation, singing, writing, poetry, etc. projects. I haven’t figured out how you get paid for being a contributor to projects, but admins on the site post you do. Whatever!

It would be awesome if an actor like John Lithgow noticed one of my poems, and he’s on the site. I imagine there are others. What if Joseph Gordo-Levitt took a liking to one of my voice-overs or short writing entries? Wouldn’t that be delicious? Hell’s yeah.

(I am not an affiliate of HITRECORD nor do I make any commission if you join there. The link is not related to me in any way except I’m a member there.)

Get your write on!

The Partnered Pen

MPP friends writing about life, love, and everything else…

Greg Prince

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Bringing real feelings along with messages of inspiration and imagination to life. Awakening is the symptom of my infectious condition. Poetry is my condition.

The Partnered Pen

MPP friends writing about life, love, and everything else in between together.

Greg Prince

Written by

Bringing real feelings along with messages of inspiration and imagination to life. Awakening is the symptom of my infectious condition. Poetry is my condition.

The Partnered Pen

MPP friends writing about life, love, and everything else in between together.

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