Do we really take time out?


  1. C. J. Black


To-day, I decided from writing to take the day off

Deciding to have some me time, no need to scoff

Do I pass remark when you decide to lie in?

Both of us find our own way to relax – it really is no sin.


Whatever is the task, you wish to take a break from

You’ll find something else to occupy your mind

As for me I much prefer, a long leisurely walk

People look askance at me as out loud to myself I talk.


Even though I take time out and rest my trusty quill

My mind is constantly, churning out words at will-

Which must you know be dictated for fear of being lost

There are poems which must be saved, I believe at any cost.


So I guess I don’t really ever take time out, if I am being truthful

For without the written word to urge me on, life would be less than fruitful

As long as this heart keeps beating and blood runs through these veins

I’ll continue somehow to write, I’m not ready yet to tighten those reins.


  1. C. J. Black©β

Saturday, 31 January 2015


One thought on “Do we really take time out?

  1. Glad to hear it. Words and sentences and ideas keep popping into my head as well. And like you I either have to call myself if I’m out or quickly jot them down so I remember them. I often wake up in the middle of the night with a thought and I’ve learned to write in the dark 🙂


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