The army settles for the night

When I have too much to say

The words won’t line up

They jostle

And push for place on the page

I’m too tired tonight to sort them

So they lie around in jumbled groups


Like loud teenagers

Too many words is usually not a problem for a writer

I’ve been sharpening my tools of late

Writing several hours on different things a day

So I’ve called forth this plethora

An army of thought

They sit mustered and blowing steam into the air

I don’t want them here right now

This minute

But they’ve come regardless

Hordes of them

Far as the eye can see



I sit before the fire

With my commitment and resolve

The daily blog

Must be posted

I open the door a crack


Ok you there with the not too much to say

Come in here

Lie down on the page

The rest of you

Get some sleep

And don’t come bothering me

I’ll come get what I need in the morning

Keep the peace

No talking

Lights out

Words lay down


And no snoring

And I finish this post

For you folk to read

It’s not brilliant

I know

But here it is here

And my songline continues


21 thoughts on “The army settles for the night

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