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The Lonely Writer's Wife

Updated on April 30, 2012

Oh where is John? He is in the garden shed.

He spends more time out there than he does in bed.

Rising early to finish work on that stupid book,

Trying hard to write a decent hook.


Have you seen it–Taken a look

Yeah I was in the shed and from the side I took,

I opened the pages, a mere glance I had

Before he slammed his hand on mine and said I’d been bad

It’s not finished, he said lifting off my hand

I only looked at the title “Sinking Sands”

He then pushed me out the shed door, and half way up the garden

He forgave me eventually though, gave me a full pardon.


He spends more time writing than he does with me.

If he carries on like this, divorced we will be.

At that moment John burst through the door,

A mountain of hand written pages, it's finished he proclaimed!

If you want to read, be my guest.

He turned and walked back towards the garden shed

John what are you doing?

If you are wondering where I am going, you will soon see,

There are going to be three books in this trilogy!!!

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      I am very grateful to hopped onto your hub. I will ensure that my writing lives up to the standard.

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      Michael Phoenix 5 years ago from Allentown, pa

      Thanks for the compliments. I am starting a series of hubs highlighting / promoting other hubs and blogs. Yours is the first. I am truly looking forward to your writing.

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      Cheers nights dream, really appreciate it, loved the job you did reviewing that book! I have just trashed another book by Steve Berry. It needed another round of editing, too many short, sharp scene changes

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      Michael Phoenix 5 years ago from Allentown, pa

      Great job! As a writer, I can easily visualize this. In fact, my belated wife went through something similar. Only I was on the computer learing graphics design. I love the way you expressed it in a poem.

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Loved this story in poetry form. I can identify with this. It's the black looks that wither me. Lol. 2 writers in a household is sometimes hard. It is a very quiet home apart from the tap, tap tapping.

      With me it is either all (((Do not disturb))) or nothing (((writers block)))

      Voting up with a smile

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      Bossldy Wilkins 5 years ago from Washington, District of Columbia

      Ok will do:-)

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      do keep an eye out I am writing some short stories for children at the moment Bossldy, could read them to your kids :)

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      Bossldy Wilkins 5 years ago from Washington, District of Columbia

      the most interesting part of the piece is that the reader can identify with both husband and wife.

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      Indeed Maria, I totally agree, although some people can't help being workaholics- myself included. Life, work balance is crucial. I find a visit to the pub after the successful completion of any piece is a must! Glad you liked it, thanks for commenting.

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      Joseph A K Turner 5 years ago from West Yorkshire

      Cheers Bella, I am sure if I was married I would certainly struggle with this. The ongoing process of creation is a painful one, and it is important to keep the momentum, I either go one way or the other, full steam ahead or nothing, so felt inspired to write this! Thanks for commenting!

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      Erica Sanchez 5 years ago from California

      Oh no poor wife, yes when us writers write and the thoughts keep coming there is no end to our minds so our hands must travel at the speed of light along with our swift moving thoughts cute little story told in poem form :)) I know a bunch of couples who have experienced this once or twice or maybe too many times before :)))) thanks for sharing!

      Smiles

      Bella

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      Maria Cecilia 5 years ago from Philippines

      is that what you called writer's momentum that must be expressed at once or else ideas will melt like ice under the sun? that is why we need to marry someone who can understand us so that at times that we cannot be with them they will always be there waiting for us... but on the other hand, we should also consider the person who chose to marry us.. I guess a balance is important in everything