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My Favorite Ghost Writer

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My favorite writer is a ghost
who likes to have his way.
He writes two thirds of all the words
he urges me to say.

I trust his taste in syntax
and he leaves the rest to me.
I only err when he's not there
while I've been running free.

A gag or two, within the lines
supplies my daily fix
of maybe one light-hearted pun,
or other silly tricks!

He censors half my humor
and he forces a re-write.
To save some bits, I drained my wits,
 re-writing half the night!

When I'm accused of writing stuff
too creepy, sick or grim,
I'll stand my ground and turn around
and blame it all on him!




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My Favorite Ghost Writer