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Curse of the Writer's Factory (Poem)

Updated: Feb 20

A house built in a sea

No matter how much you write a day.

It tells you, that you must write more and more,

In the name of prosperity, and to be of better worth.

It does not stop, the voice inside the head,

That tells you that all you wrote, is unfortunately not enough.

That is, because you're still alive,



You have the opposite of a writer's block.

It is not a parody, not something to mock.

The thirst does not quench, no matter how much

You click on that "Publish" button.

You work in the grand ol' Writer's Factory,

And as long as they consume more and more,

There is more to produce,

And finally, perhaps when you will finally die,


The views, will not return to you,

As long as you don't have something to write that's new.

Most people do not like to read the same material,

So you have to write more and more, until the heartbeat stops.

Which is followed by the path of a thousand articles.

They are, the reused device,

That will make you remembered, at least, more than once or twice, because:


You have the opposite of a writer's block.

It is not a parody, not something to mock.

The thirst does not quench, no matter how much

You click on that "Publish" button.

You work in the grand ol' Writer's Factory,

And as long as they consume more and more,

There is more to produce,

And finally, perhaps when you will finally die,

You might be remembered, by the large majority of society, indeed.


Each day, can become a great waste,

Therefore, you must make your haste,

You can only get out of this seemingly-infinite loop,

And a good example of a man does not flee,

When you desire to be remembered, in the halls of victory, because:


You have the opposite of a writer's block.

It is not a parody, not something to mock.

The thirst does not quench, no matter how much

You click on that "Publish" button.

You work in the grand ol' Writer's Factory,

And as long as they consume more and more,

There is more to produce,

And finally, perhaps when you will finally die,

You might be remembered, by the large majority of society, indeed.



The present is not defined by the past,

For the past has been done, and the future is too unclear.

Then why make a larger lifetime be consumed by rest,

When you can strive for greatness, or at least score near?

Your obsession becomes like a giant stomach that is not satisfied, no matter how much it eats.

Therefore you are cursed by being in the Writer's Factory,

All in the hopes that you will be finally BECOME RELEVANT by humanity,

All because:


You have the opposite of a writer's block.

It is not a parody, not something to mock.

The thirst does not quench, no matter how much

You click on that "Publish" button.

You work in the grand ol' Writer's Factory,

And as long as they consume more and more,

There is more to produce,

And finally, perhaps when you will finally die,

You might be remembered, by the large majority of society, indeed.


Because that emotion comes with a great cost:

The cost of not writing as much as you can,

And that is the best thing you can do, in that field, to become a great man.

When there is much potential, that is available.

I will not be useless, I will not be irrelevant,

When I am capable of much,

And that is, folks, a writer's revenant.

The factory --


Your room is your workplace,

That will settle the score, that will make you remembered in a greater space.

Your mind is the device,

That will melt every bit of potential, covered in ice.

There seems to be no stop to this but in death,

You are bound to try to prove yourself,

Because a lesser result than that will make yourself less than half.



Because,

You work in the grand ol' Writer's Factory,

And as long as they consume more and more,

There is more to produce,

And finally, perhaps when you will finally die,

You might be remembered, by the large majority of society, indeed.

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Tomasio A. Rubinshtein, Philosocom's Founder & Writer

I am a philosopher from Israel, author of several books in 2 languages, and Quora's Top Writer of the year 2018. I'm also a semi-hermit who has decided to dedicate his life to writing and sharing my articles across the globe. Several podcasts on me, as well as a radio interview, have been made since my career as a writer. More information about me can be found here.

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