A Writer’s Lot                      © John Birch 2019.  

    

          I once met a man, who was standing in the shadow. He told me, I worried about the future

          too much. He offered me the magic elixir.

 

          I told the man, I did not want his magic elixir, to stop me worrying about the future.

 

          People who are hi, all the time, don’t think enough, about the future, I said.

 

 

          There was a short silence. Then I heard the man say, “I play a guitar on stage, and if I worried

          on stage, I would not be able to do my job at all”.

 

          I said to the man, “Did you know Beatles wrote all their songs, without drugs? If you want to

          compete with The Beatles, like I do, I am a writer, you do not take drugs. I have written 200

          songs”.

 

          “You take the hi road my friend. I will take the low road. We will meet again, I’m sure, in      

           heaven”.

 

           “A symphony AND a song”.

 

 

 

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