The Itch

I have this budding writer’s itch

To continue scribbling without a glitch

Come hell or high water or a deep ditch

Write I must as it makes my soul rich!

I have this over riding ambition

To see my efforts come to a fruition

But my impatience is quite an aberration

That has to be curbed without hesitation

This itch has now taken the proportions of a malaise

All activities other than writing give me no solace

Thus I have become a recluse and an unknown face

Which is counter productive in this publishing race

I have turned into my own worst enemy

Living in a world that is unreal and daydreamy

All figures have become shadowy and creamy

And I am hard put to snap out of this life so dreamy

I need an urgent CPR for instant resuscitation

That will infuse new blood n oxygen for rejuvenation

Thus I will come up for air and achieve my ambition

To become a successful writer of some recognition!

Yet I pray that this itch stays with me forever

Even if it becomes more than just a fever

I can endure it gladly with nary a demur

As it is the linchpin between the ever and the never!
      “When the itch is inside the boot, scratching outside provides little consolation”
 Chinese Proverbs quotes

        “When once the itch of literature comes over a man, nothing can cure it but the scratching of a pen.
But if you have not a pen, I suppose you must scratch any way you can.”
 Samuel Lover

      “Three diseases without shame: Love, itch and thirst.”
 Irish Sayings quotes

      “When I was very young and the urge to be someplace was on me, I was assured by
mature people that maturity would cure this itch. When years described me as mature,
 the remedy prescribed was middle age. In middle age I was assured that greater age would
calm my fever and now that I am fifty-eight perhaps senility will do the job. Nothing has worked.
 In other words, I don’t improve, in further words, once a bum always a bum. I fear the disease is incurable.”
 John Steinbeck quotes (American Novelist and Writer, Nobel Prize for Literature for 1962, 1902-1968)
      “One learns to itch where one can scratch.”
 Scott Reed quotes


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