The Writer

The Writer …


As night’s hands enfold him,

the aged writer gently caresses

his brain with his mind


Urged to his satisfaction in the past,

his hands had come to his attention

reeling passed occurrences

entwined with present pacification

resulting with words in satisfying cadence


This night, however, as reigning winds howled

outside his makeshift study

and he rocked agitated

in his usually comfortable chair

emotions stirred without sweet caress


Time had passed from him

being able to fly through manifest pages of written work

as they and he rested their wares

on his mainly vainly marked ancient wooden table


As aged brain and ever expanding mind enjoined

bringing thought after scribbled thought into view

his eyes glistened, while his pen traveled,

once aimlessly now guided across the page

of his passionate endurance


While night winds sailed through

and pattering rain flew, lightly attacking his lone window

the writer’s hands relaxed

from holding and creating his current masterpiece on paper


With passionate satisfaction, his soul relaxed


Sleep attended his drooping eyes

as his frame lusted to be resigned

to maximum comfort in his easy chair


Yet always seeking and eagerly awaiting

his next visit through his brain and mind

to ascribe his next perfect piece

the elusive shadows of sleep possessed him




Donald Loudon

Donald Loudon

I have been writing since 1967, basically as an emotional release, but in the last few years I have become interested in creation of forms as well as being socially accepted by my peers. So, here I am. Relate to me, please!

4 thoughts on “The Writer

  • April 18, 2018 at 10:50 AM

    Thank you very much, Phyllis, for your time and kind words!

  • April 19, 2018 at 9:29 PM

    To sleep after writing a piece, it is my favorite aleeps. I feel that sense of accomplishment and now am able to drift away to bed. Good piece my friend and now off to sleep.

  • April 20, 2018 at 4:39 AM

    Thank you, my friend. for your empathy for my work. This has to be one of my favorites. Good to see you again, Paul!


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