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 Writers Guilt

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PostSubject: Writers Guilt   March 26th 2010, 8:08 am

W R I T E R S
G U I L T




I'm a murderer, it seems, though my words
Gather around and listen to my confession
I have found that simple plots are for the birds
If you want to leave a lasting impression

But the hardest thing for me to live with
When I think about the character I just kill-t
And for many years I believed was a myth
But now I call it, writers guilt

When I finish a story and put down my pen
I reflect upon those who didn't make it through
I say a short prayer, and then
I do what any other murderer would do

I collect myself a souvenir
(Usually just the paper I wrote it on)
I look both ways, the coast is clear
I pace myself, try not to run

Across the street I can see a cop
Is he watching me as I walk along?
Should I keep walking or should I stop?
Wait, I didn't do anything wrong

Although I remember causing a wreck
In which thirty people wound up dead
It was no big deal cause what the heck
It only happened in my head

Yet if they give me a lie detector test
And ask me about any murders I know
I'm afraid I will wind up with the rest
Of the innocent people on death row

For I would have to mention the year I drowned
Twenty-two people in a Civil War sub
Or how just last week in my mind I found
A girl had killed herself in a tub

Nor can I forget the man walking on shore
And how they both wound up being part of the sea
Or the World War One ace that wanted nothing more
Than to claim one last victory

So to be a character in my mind
Doesn't seem to guarantee you a long life
You might wake up tomorrow and find
You are being strangled by your wife

Yet you must die, and what is to blame
Is this little story that I have built
I'm innocent of murder, although I claim
I'm still dealing with my writers guilt



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PostSubject: Re: Writers Guilt   March 26th 2010, 8:18 am

I collect myself a souvenir
(Usually just the paper I wrote it on)
I look both ways, the coast is clear
I pace myself, try not to run

Across the street I can see a cop
Is he watching me as I walk along?
Should I keep walking or should I stop?
Wait, I didn't do anything wrong



loved it the first time, love it now..and will love it in the future

this is brilliant and hilarious..thanks for posting over here so we can all enjoy once again, D

exalt coming..you are a wonderful writer

flower exalt paid


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PostSubject: Re: Writers Guilt   March 26th 2010, 8:29 am

I also loved this the first time round, what a wonderful concept to write about, just like you to be so creative and entertain us with your words and humour, really well penned Daniel, Kerry xx


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PostSubject: Re: Writers Guilt   March 26th 2010, 9:45 am

Hehe, if you murdered on paper then it's the only just punishment that they kill you on paper as well. Enjoyed this very much, Daniel.


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PostSubject: Re: Writers Guilt   March 29th 2010, 10:24 am

Daniel, you need to write about baseball. Usually no one dies and when they do, it's an accident.

This reminded me of a song written and sung by a woman who usually writes and sings sad songs. One of the lines is "It must be cheerful, 'cause not everybody dies."
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PostSubject: Re: Writers Guilt   March 29th 2010, 1:22 pm

I loved this piece... "creative license"... LOL..
Excellent Daniel.... Loved it! Yeah, it can get
squirrely inside our heads until we pen it out...
Therapy I say... writing is therapy for the overloaded
imaginative head....
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PostSubject: Re: Writers Guilt   March 29th 2010, 4:49 pm

Hey hold on Ive been mentioned in a few of your poems! does that mean curtains for Foggy? Pal poetry is starting to take you over, i reckon you should go n see Dr Phill.





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