Tuesday Poems For Writers #Inspiration – Distractions

Another poem inspired by Lucy of Blonde Write More! The dreaded distractions of Social Media… a hard one for many modern day writers!

 Anti-Social Media

Time to knuckle down
To ponder and to frown
To sit and take a look
At how to better my own book
Computer on, tea by my side
My notes beside me as a guide
I’ll just check my phone
And then my work I’ll hone
A few amusing tweets
Insta had some treats
Click a photo of my workspace
And then I’ll pick up pace
Mustn’t forget my Facebook crew
They need a little attention too
And of course the blog
Jeez, Social Media’s a time hog
Right, now to that edit
Need to unpick it bit by bit
Comb every line for silly errors
Brush away the punctuation terrors
But, Ping! A notification
To my phone, my hand does hasten
I’ll just quickly check again
Clear my emails once, and then
I’ll definitely start my work
I promise I won’t shirk
And… oh! My time is up
Power off and drain my cup

Ritu 2019

Now, with that in mind, I have to tell you that I need to be a good girl, stop with all the other things, and start this edit in earnest!

No promises here, but I may be a little quieter…

Wish me luck!

24 Comments (+add yours?)

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  2. Natalie Ducey
    May 29, 2019 @ 15:01:12

    Cheering you on, Ritu! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person


  3. syl65
    May 29, 2019 @ 03:38:44

    Have a wonderful go at it Sister!

    Liked by 2 people


  4. thereluctantpoet
    May 29, 2019 @ 01:32:22

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 2 people


  5. OIKOS™-Publishing
    May 28, 2019 @ 22:12:35

    So true, Sis! But you are best in multitasking. 😉 Stay well! Michael

    Liked by 2 people


  6. Erika Kind
    May 28, 2019 @ 20:24:43

    Haha, sometimes the distractions are too alluring… lol.

    Liked by 3 people


  7. Lucy Mitchell
    May 28, 2019 @ 07:51:05

    Fabulous! Have you read my review yet?

    Liked by 2 people


  8. robbiesinspiration
    May 28, 2019 @ 05:33:21

    Hehe, brilliant, Ritu. What I do is allocate my time. 1 hour of blogging and then write for 2 hours. Tea break and check instagram and then write again. I struggle to write for more than 4 hours straight in a day as I find it hard intellectual work.

    Liked by 3 people


  9. Ushnish the Crown (Pantho)
    May 28, 2019 @ 05:10:37

    All the best…

    Liked by 2 people


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