Stop Writing

Stop Writing

A Poem by Elle Thompson

a number of compelling reasons to stop writing

Don't stop writing
or the day after 
stop now.
put down your pencil
crumple up your draft
there are 6 billion people on the planet 
and your words are no more valuable than anyone else's.
all the good stories have already been told
no one cares what's floating around inside your head
and even if they did
people would misquote you in their Facebook statuses
teachers would overanalyze you
and twist your words until everyone is convinced that you were gay.
no one reads your blog
whatever you were going to say
probably wasn't worth the goat they would have slaughtered to print it in the middle ages. 
In a survey of the artistic professions
writers have been found to have the highest incidence of mental illness
"Poet" is just a synonym for couch-surfer.
people don't want to be challenged
they don't want their eyes opened to new points of view
they want garbage 
so forget it
stop wasting your time
stop writing. 

© 2014 Elle Thompson

Author's Note

Elle Thompson
sort of a companion piece for "Tips for Eliminating Writer's Block"
maybe i will add to this later, if i think of any more.

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lol, funny .

Posted 8 Years Ago

Haha, I love it. All reasons to continue writing. Good job, fun read.

Posted 8 Years Ago

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Added on November 23, 2014
Last Updated on December 4, 2014
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Elle Thompson
Elle Thompson


I have been writing for ten years, I wrote for the local newspaper for two years, I have been published a couple times in the local library's poetry anthology and I have taken a number of classes in w.. more..