Sunday, March 20, 2011

I STUMBLED OVER IT

This may seem like a funny title for a blog, but it's the truth. I was looking for a list I compiled a while back that had some ideas for poems. You guessed it. I couldn't find it (so what else is new). Anyway, what I did find was a poem I started but never finished and I thought it had some merit, so I finished it and decided to share it. I can't help myself. Sometimes I'm a rhyming machine. Hope you enjoy it.

LIKE PULLING TEETH
by Patty Lynn

Now I have often started out
Without a theme or clue,
Remembering a time or place
From memories old or new.

I get a line, it suits me fine,
To rhyme it spurs me on.
Before you know it I've composed,
Concluding with a calm.

For I'm content with what I wrote,
Surprised at my creation.
It may be good, it may be bad,
Depression or elation.

'Cause either way I've come to write
And that fulfillment brings.
It takes some creativity,
Like Puppet Master's strings...

To pull out words and thoughts that rhyme,
Not easy, that's for sure.
Sometimes a poem's like pulling teeth,
The thoughts can get obscure.

But either way I love the task.
It gives such satisfaction...
To tell a story and in rhyme's
My favorite distraction.

I don't expect you all to know
Just why I need to do it.
It just enough that you enjoy
The poem when I debut it.

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