Poetry: Is it for me?
I have read all the prose and the poems and it appears that I’m all alone
Not possessing the exposition to join in the newest renditions
I’ve searched my brain for discourse that would add to the poetry of course
But it seems I am lacking in contention to come up with a new invention.
I read and admire the poets but they don’t always know it
I try to imitate their ability but it doesn’t seem to be my capacity
To write with the glorious rhythm that they all have within them
So I endeavor to create what is charming in hopes that it isn’t alarming.
I struggle with words that are tasteful in ways that won’t appear wasteful
Yet when I read what I have written I never seem to be smitten
By the rhyme or the feeling that I don’t find appealing or worthy of what I have written.
I love to write what I know about but it doesn’t always factor out
To the poetry I so desire when I try to write with a burning fire
The problem is it all comes out about the same with no real clout.
Reading and writing I can band together but if there’s no spark than it’s like a quill feather
It’s long or its short with no real import and the poem is worse than the weather
Hours and hours I write what I will and I still find out I am lacking in skill.
So try as I might long into the night my writing may not be the best
But I write with my heart in the hopes that a part of it will turn out to be blest
With the wit and the feeling that seems so appealing to all who would write in their quest.
It’s a sad situation for all this creation is what I am writing about
Though I try to I try it seems time will fly by without so much as a shout
For the glory I sought and the pen it was wrought with a blank spot inside of its spout.
The Poet in Me
I would love to be a poet and have tried to write poetry so many times. This was an attempt to humorously point out I'm not the poet I'd like to be. My main point, however, was to make poetry fun. There is so much beautiful poetry right here on HubPages, people like Eiddwen, Mhatter (with poems and limericks), Vincent Moore, and cleaner to name just a few. Notice MHatter also writes limericks so shares my enjoyment of humorous poems along with the many beautiful poems.
Hope this poem has given you a chuckle.
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