Alphabet Blogging Challenge Day 23
It’s day 23 of my September blogging challenge.
The letter is W
and the subject is WRITE
The end is nigh and the challenge has finally got to me! This is intended as a bit of fun, and with huge apologies to ‘himself’!
To write or not to write – that is the question:
Whether tis better in life to hold parties,
To travel the world, to take up gardening,
Or to sit at the computer day after day,
And by writing, feed creativity.
To write – make up characters, plots and stories;
To live in fictional worlds more true than life.
But time – where oh where will I find the time?
Squeeze moments from my busy, frenzied day
Or stay up late, losing sleep? My much-loved sleep.
To sleep – perchance to dream – what dreams may come:
An agent, three-book deal, bestseller list,
A world-wide tour, readers eager for more.
But then, morning’s here, and with it doubts and fears,
For who would bear the scorn and derision
Of the agent’s letter, and the thud of rejection slips on the hallway floor?
Who would put themselves through such cruel torment,
Neglecting partners, friendships, and so much more?
But then the dread of what comes after writing:
The undiscovered country, that sterile land,
Where imagination shrinks and shrivels,
Where characters must die, their lives unlived.
No, I will not let my dreams and hopes
Grow sicklied with the pale cast of thought.
No, I will not squash my inspiration,
Turn away and lose the name of action.
The world must take its turn, for I will write.
I’m afraid some of the iambic pentameters don’t pass muster, but WS was not above slipping in the odd 9 or 11 syllables. So, who am I to quibble?