The Envious Author

Music – Aim

Desk for Writing

The Envious Author

How I wish I could write away,
the day and all the night.
Alas! It is not meant to be.
‘Though try hard as I might.

I muse on my topics,
and the ideas come to roost.
But putting pen to paper
sometimes leaves me feeling deuced.

Life gets in the way you see.
I have a job to do.
As well as chores and other things,
that leave me feeling blue.

Yes, all I want to do is write!
But find there is no time.
24hrs in a day?
Yet few of them are mine.

I crave for just one minute.
Alone to find my voice.
The words, they simply must come out.
Of this, I have no choice.

I wish there was a genie
who could magic me about
a quiet space, some room that’s mine
to grow my little sprouts.

I envy those who’re able,
to write things as they please.
But for right now, it seems I am
an author on her knees.

But wait, what’s this?
I do reflect, seeing print upon this page.
Perhaps…I am doing it?
Freeing words from their cage?

See? Now more appear!
Do I dare believe my eyes?
There’s evidence of poetry
from somewhere that’s been prised.

What? How’s this happening?
I see yet more words form.
Maybe… I’ve done it!
These words begin to swarm.

Now I will write away,
the day and all the night.
The sentences are flowing free.
And everything’s all write.

By Sarah ©2023

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Earthly Comforts is a wildlife journaling scrapbook focusing on the countryside, wildlife biodiversity and environmental conservation, flora and fauna volunteering projects, gardening, composting and vermiculture, inspiration, poetry and photography.

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