This was written for a contest.
The requirements were:

  • It must be in limerick
    form
  • No more than 3 verses
  • Topic must be either
    writing, writers, Writing.
    com, or the Writing.com
    birthday celebration

A Story Is Born
by Xander Riley

A story's a seed to be sown;
It haunts you, won't leave you alone.
It will gnaw at your brain
And will drive you insane
'Til you give it a life of its own.

It is born when committed to ink,
And you're in control, so you think.
But it grows like a weed
Once it's finally freed,
Leaving writer on sanity's brink.

Your character acts for himself,
As into the plotline he delves.
Your ego inflates
As you eagerly wait
For the day that your book hits the shelves.

© Copyright 2008 Xander Riley
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