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Cacoethes scribendi (Latin) is the insatiable desire to write.

Cacoēthes (“bad habit”, or medically, “malignant disease”) comes from the Greek kakóēthes. This phrase is derived from a line in the Satires of Juvenal: Tenet insanabile multos scribendi cacoethes, or “the incurable desire (or itch) for writing affects many”.

Cacoethes scribendi is a mania for writing, or writing regarded as an ingrained bad habit.

Hopeless
Endless
Madness
Loveless
This hopeless romantic
Writes endless prose

Verses of madness rhymes
With loveless rose
Her desperate attempts
And infinite scrawls

A cry of folly
From empty halls
Chain her hopeless heart
cease her endless thoughts

End this futile madness
Save this loveless soul


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