The Forbidden (poem)

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"Don't you do it!"


I scold myself every morning.


I warn, threaten, and list the consequences.


"You know what will happen!"


Eventually there's a compromise-


limits and ultimatums...guidelines.


In the end, permission is granted- every time!


"You know you shouldn't be doing this...


but I must check my mail- my messages."


Facebook, twitter, and Instagram-


Definitely no time for that!


Well, let me just see what they're up to-


just for a moment...a minute- relax!


"Oh, that's clever- I must like & share.


It's lunch time already- you must be kidding!


Where did the hours go? 


Time isn't fair.


I haven't even checked the news- local or worldly.


Oh, that story reminds me-


I must jot that down.


a sentence or two... a paragraph-


I might as well finish it now.


Way too long for a poem....a short story?


Chapters 1 & 2.


The house, the chores, the pets-


all beckoning, "We're still waiting for you!"


Well, it's too late now.


Besides, my head hurts


and my eyes are burning.


Creativity is a brutal beast-


the process is all-consuming.

Created: Apr 16, 2014

Tags: creativity, writing, poetry, forbidden

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