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Poetry: Is it for me?

Updated on August 19, 2014
Spark of an idea?
Spark of an idea? | Source

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.

With a burning fire sparking into the night?
With a burning fire sparking into the night? | Source

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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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      I'm always reaching Linda, and find humor hides insecurity ;)

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      Linda Crist 5 years ago from Central Virginia

      You have outdone yourself. I too have been envious of the poets and searched the recesses of my brain for that poetic gray matter that can make words flow like music. I don't have it. You do! I thoroughly enjoyed this.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Kindred spirits my new BFF ;)

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      mikeq107 6 years ago

      and may you be in heaven 30 mins before the Irs knows your dead and your husband can get your cash.... Hey cool I knew there was a reason we have green blood and the gift of the gab..and your ancestors have passed down your ture Irish story gift...God bless you toooo my dear !!!!

      Mike :0))) BFF like a teenage texter LOL

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Mike you've made my day. I appreciate your advice as I know how truthful and honest you are. I know I should be writing for myself but being a woman I do like approval -- not worried about the big bucks cause I doubt they'll ever come, but meeting great folks like you make this all worthwhile and gives me the push I need!

      P.S. My father was Irish so we share a kinship! God Bless and may the sun always shine on your face.

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      mikeq107 6 years ago

      Tillsontitan My Good friend :0)

      Loved what you wrote and its from your heart and its great..after all that's what its all about..if we measuer by some one elses rules we will tear ourselfs apart...its who you are my dear Tillsontitan...there are no wrongs no right ways..there is you and you alone...your thoughts ,your mind,your POEM>>>DID I SAY POEM>>YOU JUST WROTE YOUR POEM and I Ioved it. its you on paper YAYYYYYY.I do not write for the approval of this ever changing critical world..i write for a n audience of God who loves as I,m an Irish nut who loves to push the envelope,jump of the edge...

      so my Dear TILLY!!! Love who you are,write who you are..because that's who you are and if I as a fellow writer loved you for any other reason..then that would not be true love in season...write ,write ts who you are...Ten thumbs up my dear!!!!!!!!!

      Your fan Mike :0))))0000000

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Thank you so much ubanichiojioke! You write such great poems that I am truly flattered.

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 6 years ago from Lagos

      Awesome and fantastic word usage. You ve got talent and gift. The construction of words made the information useful. A great piece. Voted awesome, beautiful and interesting

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Thanks icciev and the lbluestar. Poetry is fun but definitely challenging. I may try again after your encouraging words.

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Your poem is lovely, and it so reminded me of myself when I first started to write. I was driven by reading some of the brilliant talent here on HP, and now after 17 months I am beginning to enjoy the challenge that is writing poetry. Talent in poetry is personal. Enjoy your talent.

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      icciev 6 years ago from Kuwait

      Sure it should, you have a talent then you should use it. wish you all the luck, thanks and voted up

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      schoolgirlforreal 6 years ago from USA

      very nice and entertaining. I wish you the best in your poetry quest ;)