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
“You take the hi road my friend. I will take the low road. We will meet again, I’m sure, in
“A symphony AND a song”.