On the 9th May last I went on a writer’s diet
While it worked for me I can’t recommend others try it.
It wasn’t burnout I suffered from – but what’s referred to as writers’ fatigue
I could find nothing more to write about, nothing to intrigue.
Mentally and physically I felt I had to de-clutter
This assisted me in finding the freedom to utter words instead of splutter.
Some people amaze me by the discipline they show
By being able to write daily – have a seamless flow.
From the outset I never put pressure on myself nor was I pressurised
I just enjoyed the discipline – in fact I was pleasantly surprised –
That I could find something to write about
It was never going to be ground breaking of that there was no doubt.
But once I got it out of my system and gave it its so called freedom
I returned to my writing den – which when I’m writing is my kingdom.
Since weaning myself off of my diet I’ve had an avalanche of thought
Which I was pleasantly surprised by, as I though I would end up with naught
So even though I’m in my dotage, I’ll continue to challenge myself
Pushing on to bigger and better things, I’m not yet ready for the top shelf.
Second time round I’ve a plan in mind – a structure you might say
It might last a week or two, then again it might last a day.
I’m happy to be back writing, on an even keel
I’ve gone through the ritual; I’ve pinched myself, this is for real.
C. J. Black©β
10th June 2013.