Writing A Poem

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WRITING A POEM


I've been trying to write a poem

For what feels like ages

But i keep looking down

And there's only blank pages.


Should i use prose

Or a lot of rhyming

The last thing i want

Is poetic social climbing.


It's a real problem

It must be writers block

I'm now spending all my time

Just looking at the clock.


I'm really struggling now

But i have a hunch

I'll stop this at the moment

And i'll go and have my lunch.


I settle down at the table

Have some food and drink

Then without pressure

I begin to think.


I go back to writing

And what do you know

The break has worked a treat

And the words begin to flow.


Just like a gardener

Who has plants and wants to grow them

An idea takes root

And becomes a fully-fledged poem.



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tnderhrt23 6 years ago

Sweet! Its a funny thing... I love to write, especially poetry...but I can't turn on the words like the kitchen faucet...its all dependent upon inspiration for me...when it flows, it gushes...but sometimes the well seems dry! I love your poem! Great job!


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CheyenneAutumn 6 years ago

tnderher23- I have the hardest time in the world to think poetic. I think in story. So much so my friends will often ask me if this is a story each time I start to talk. I am not sure if that means I talk to much or just to full of story.

In any case I love this piece Michael it all rings so true with me. Next time I cannot bring a poem to mind I will try your trick and go dine. heh

Have a great day my friend and KEEP WRITTING!


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bcatgray 6 years ago from United States of America

Great poem! You've expressed how many of us feel when it comes to writing. Your struggle with creating a good poem and my struggle with creating a good blog.


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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi tnderhrt23, Thanks a lot for stopping by and leaving your comments. Much appreciated. Cheers. Michael.


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Nyah-Leese 6 years ago from London & Birmingham - UK

arr this happens to me too! i like how you put it into a poem (y). pretty smart.


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aware 6 years ago from West Palm Beach Florida.

I like what Nyah said. this poem is smart.

good job

ray


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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland Author

Cheers Ray. Thanks a lot for your comment. Michael.


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I love your poem. Very inspiring us. Thanks for share with us. Good work, my friend. ~prasetio


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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi prasetio30, Thanks a lot for stopping by and for commenting on this hub. Cheers. Michael.


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DRG Da Real Grinc 5 years ago from All over the USA

I could dig it, sounds like a flow.


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi DRG Da Real Grinc, Thanks a lot for reading this Hub, and for your comment.

Michael.

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