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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.

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