Wasted Day

had a wasted day today

didn’t do a thing

did all kinds of didn’t want to do

didn’t like myself then

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pittan 7 years ago from Sutton, United Kingdom

I think a hub should be informative and useful for the visitor. Writing about nothing isn't staying with the true spirit for creating a Hub


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Pittan, thanks for your comments. I enjoy trying to express myself within short poems that say much more than their subject or length.


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maven101 7 years ago from Northern Arizona

Russ...I know the feeling, and the aftertaste of moments lost...

If Pittan is looking for information perhaps he should read some of Patty Inglish's Hubs which are full of useful information....Poetry is all about nothing and everything...it stretches your mind..


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tonymac04 7 years ago from South Africa

Like pebbles on the shore sometimes we just lie there. And sometimes we get washed by the sea and sometimes we are burnt by the sun. All of these things leave feelings. These few words, Russ, are so expressive of those feelings. Thanks for sharing them.

Information cannot be measured by the quantity of words but by the message the words convey - and sometimes fewer words make for a more powerful message.

Love and peace

Tony


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Frieda Babbley 7 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Ah, those didn't want to do days. Depressing. Necessary. I love the feeling of the rocks. I would like a wasted day of staring at them.


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Paper Moon 7 years ago from In the clouds

One of my favorite motto's is "don't just sit there, do nothing!" I prefer that to the "didn't want to's"

@ pittman- Getting a glimpse of life through the eyes of another, to help one understand humanity and thus oneself, not only is both useful and informative, it is also almost priceless. Perhaps if you googled poetry or looked it up on wikipedia, you would have something "useful and informative" to write your own hub on.

I myself give this two thumbs up!


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Russ Baleson 7 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Wow, thank you, much appreciated, especially from you guys. Sometimes the simplicity rings true.


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Cris A 7 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Russ

I must say, it's not at all wasted - I mean what about this poem? :D


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BeiYin 6 years ago from Ibiza Spain

Hi Russ, I suggest that you write Haiku (5+7+5) or Tanka (5+7+5+7+7) that might squeeze your mind a bit into a corner and allows your intuition to come out...

Tanka:

What an awful day

silence all around

undisturbed by me

space for music from within

filled from far beyond myself

BeiYin

23. 12. 2009


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Thanks BeiYin


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Petra Vlah 6 years ago from Los Angeles

What can I say Russ?

Pittan is looking for information? Don't we have Google for that?

Poetry is pure essence and it is the most effective way to create an emotional experience, to touch and to intrugue.

I guess poetry is not for everybody to appreciate; Pittan is a lost cause so please write for the rest of us. Thank you


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Russ Baleson 6 years ago from Sandhurst, United Kingdom Author

Hi Petra, thank you! I appreciate your kind words.

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