David Mitchell

Rookie - 196 Points (20/12/1988 / Colchester)

Hypergraphia - Poem by David Mitchell

I have an insatiable urge to write
That possesses me throughout both the day and the night
I'm told by someone who was reading a copy of 'New Scientist' magazine the other week and I don't think is in the Mafia
That it's a mild psychiatric disorder called Hypergraphia
Which is a load of rubbish because I know damn well I'm not the only writer out there who doesn't think he has a mild psychiatric disorder
These psychiatrists really oughta
Psychiatrize themselves before they start psychiatrizing others
Because how can you say when there is a log in your eye that there's a mote in your brother's?

(Saturday 5th–Sunday 6th November,2005.)

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, November 6, 2005

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