Doing OK but Not where I want to be a Poem by Patty L. Fletcher – Lady Laya MoonWalker High Priestess of Korponious

Doing OK but Not where I want to be a Poem by Patty L. Fletcher – Lady Laya MoonWalker High Priestess of Korponious

How are you today?

I say,

Doing OK.


Not where I want to be yet.

Some day,

I hope to get,

I hope to get, up a few steps.

Climb the writerly ladder.

Some say,

It don’t matter.

Well, I love writing,

Love writing just for me.

But only for me,

Only for me, this cannot be.

I want to share my words far and wide.

I want to make my living,

My life.

People reading me,

Reading me and loving my words.

My blog,

My books.

My emails,


I want to spend my time as the summer grows too full,


Writing, and, writing,

Writing more.

I’ve two more books I wish to write.

I could do them,

I could do them, if only,

If only I had nothing else to do but write.



Promises made.


Things I said I’d do,

My word I gave.

It’s not what I thought it would be.

It’s just not turning out OK for me.

I want to take the summer,

I want to take the summer day,

Day, and night.

I want to type.

I want to research, read, underneath,

The Bright,

Under the Bright, Moonlight.

I want to write.



Underneath the bright full moonlight.

Will I, do it?

I do not know.

I fear if I don’t,

My words will go.

Curse of the Weary Writer.

April 12, 2023.

About Patty L. Fletcher

Patty L. Fletcher lives in Kingsport Tennessee where she works full time as a Writer with the goal of bridging the great chasm which separates the disAbled from the non-disAbled. She is Also a Social Media Marketing Assistant.

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  1. Trish Hubschman Reply
    April 12, 2023

    This is very good. It’s also life.

    1. Thanks.
      And, true.

  2. Robbie Cheadle Reply
    April 16, 2023

    Hi Patty, I also struggle to find time to fit everything in. I also have a day job and other responsibilities. I have found squeezing in a few hundred words a day helps me. I make a little progress and feel less frustrated.

    1. Hi Robbie, thanks for your understanding.
      I just feel a little overwhelmed at the moment. I used to be this person, who could juggle ten balls at once. I could run a phone room, work a crisis line work on a book and keep up with everything needing done at home all in the same mass of events.
      Now, I feel like I’m on the spin cycle much of the time. I have sensory perception issues now I didn’t have before and this makes overstimulation a real problem.
      I’m getting ready to back off a bit and narrow my focus so I can accomplish all I wish to do without feeling like I’m falling down a hole.
      It’s a scary thing to do, to back away from things because of course, we’re told we must do it all.
      I just cannot do that anymore.
      Anyhow, today is yesterday’s tomorrow and tomorrow is another day.

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