Creative fun in
the palm of your hand.
Printed from https://www.Writing.Com/view/1989441
Rated: E · Poetry · Writing · #1989441
Why, when we sit to write, are we bothered by everything else we should be doing?
Mr. Ought on Doing Naught

A struggle within me often rages,
While avidly scribbling in these pages,

On things I should be rather doing,
And life events to be ensuing,

To the point where I am driven out
By hurry and worry to scurry about

To reaffirm scant business pressing --
Mingy malaise again just messing

With my head -- making me nervous
When I'd been comfortably "out-of-service."

I'm really hurting no one here
With pen and notebook, coffee near,

Can't I just rest and gather thoughts
And not be chafed by should's and ought's

Oh worry side, please look askance,
Give my reflective self a chance

To bask in thoughts and idle bliss
I'll soon get back to my job list.

© Copyright 2014 Baloney Bill (woodhouseb at Writing.Com). All rights reserved.
Writing.Com, its affiliates and syndicates have been granted non-exclusive rights to display this work.
Log in to Leave Feedback
Not a Member?
Signup right now, for free!
All accounts include:
*Bullet* FREE Email @Writing.Com!
*Bullet* FREE Portfolio Services!
Printed from https://www.Writing.Com/view/1989441