Poem: Keep At It, Writer

Searching for the right words to tell a tale since ages
But it’s not falling into place and I don’t know what to do

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Searching for the right words to tell a tale since ages
But it’s not falling into place and I don’t know what to do
Do you know what the real issue is?
I’m not really sure if there is a story in me
Even if it exists, I don’t think I have the guts to write it
I don’t have the skills or experience to do it well

I should send the muses away to find a better writer
A good human being would have done that
But I’m not a good human, I’m a selfish one
I want to write that story even if it’s too good for me
I want to write it and claim it as mine forever

So I keep working, day after day, night after night
No assurances, no self-confidence, no progress
Someday it will all make sense to you
Until then just keep at it and don’t give up
If it goes bad, chuck it in the dustbin
If it comes out alright, frame it

If you grow old in the process, grow old with the story
If you grow up by then, grow up with the book
But don’t abandon, don’t abandon, don’t abandon, just yet
Keep at it, keep at it, keep at it, day and night
You don’t know where it will take you
To the gems or to the ruins, each has its own value…

Author: Lirio

The author is a former I.T. professional hailing from Kerala, India. She writes online under her pen name ‘Lirio Marchito.’ Her write-ups mainly include poems, short stories, book reviews and blogs. She writes in both Malayalam and English. Her first book/poetry collection in English, 'The Blue Rabbit' was published by Writers Workshop, India in 2021. Amazon: https://www.amazon.in/Blue-Rabbit-Joyce-Job/dp/8194998514/ Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/58649315-the-blue-rabbit Publisher link: https://www.writersworkshopindia.com/books/the-blue-rabbit/

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