Just a Random Poem!
"The cloning of humans is on most of the lists of things to worry about from Science, along with behaviour control, genetic engineering, transplanted heads, computer poetry and the unrestrained growth of plastic flowers." Lewis Thomas
Why Write This?
That is a good question! Well, I am tempted to answer, "Just because!" In fact, that was my preferred title but unfortunately it as already taken.
I usually write poetry with a specific message or lesson in mind that I want to get people to read. That was not the case with this poem. I just needed to write something and despite my urging, my muse didn't come up with any ideas. Luckily there is a category for "nonsense poems" where this piece of writing can comfortably fit.
Sometimes I manage to convey a message without actually trying, so if that is the case and you actually get something from this poem, that is great. If not, well it won't take you long to read this so you won't lose much of your day :)
Just a Random Poem
This is just a random poem,
No message does it preach.
It won't win any accolades,
Few readers will it reach.
It's just to quench my thirst to write
Even though I've nought to say.
Unless I've written down some words
It seems like a wasted day.
Too many people in the modern world view poetry as a luxury, not a necessity like petrol. But to me, it's the oil of life.— John Betjeman (www.brainyquote.com)
Poetry's a funny thing,
The rules are there to break,
Unless you write specific form
But that makes my head ache.
Free verse seems so popular,
Especially in this day.
It gives the writer latitude
To do it all their way.
I sometimes give free verse a try
But prefer to write in rhyme.
It helps add structure to my poems,
And seems to take less time.
When life gets tough or stressful,
And obstacles cause grief,
I just sit down and write a poem.
That gives me some relief.
So maybe that's the reason
I write this poem today,
I'm stressed, depressed, and anxious,
Let's chase those things away.
For anyone who read these words
I thank you from my heart.
I hope it didn't waste your time,
Of that I shan't be part.
© 2017 John Hansen