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Just a Random Poem!

Updated on November 21, 2020
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John has been writing poetry since his school days. He was awarded the "Best Poet 2014 and 2021" Hubby Awards.

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 :)

A wind chime (for no reason)
A wind chime (for no reason) | Source

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.

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.

It is better to take up a pen than an axe.
It is better to take up a pen than an axe. | Source

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.

Some people think I'm nuts
Some people think I'm nuts | Source

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 (

© 2017 John Hansen


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