Thursday, November 12, 2009

Poems Plight

I must pretend,
To smile pretty.
When in a rut,
And not so witty.

Rhymes don't come easy,
To me some days.
The mind a fog,
Thoughts in a haze.

I love to write them,
Read them, recite.
But I can't force it,
Never, not quite.

When they appear,
Behind my eyes.
They scream to come out,
My pen, it cries.

Writing quickly,
Before it is lost.
Onto the paper,
At any cost.

Many a poem,
I have forgotten.
Driving my car,
Trying to remember, I'm rotten.

Home I get,
And sit to write.
Out of my head,
The poem took flight.

Gone somewhere,
I never know,
Until once again,
It decides to show.


otin said...

I hate it when I am driving and think of something clever, only to forget it later! I have recently started using the record function on my phone to note things.

plainolebob said...

Ain't that bout right,
git an idea and for me
it ain't too brite.

Alice in Wonderland said...

I know just how you feel! Sometimes I get this brilliant idea, usually in the middle of the night, then by morning, I have completely forgotten what I was going to write about!
I loved your poem! I have started to keep some "back-ups" just in case!

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

Love this! And I can totally relate. I often think of a poem or something witty to write as I'm falling asleep or driving somewhere...then *poof*! it's outta my head and I can never remember what it was. ;)

Cathy said...

I always think of BRILLIANT things while driving...only to forget them by the time I get home. I'll have to start using the voice recorder on my phone(so I can listen to it later and realize it wasn't that brilliant after all).

KaLynn said...

Great poem!

Deb Thaxton said...

-->I poems that rhyme every time. haha...

Tamela said...

I have to sit and think about poems when I try to write one. I wish they come up easily.

Sophia's Mom said...

I love all of your poems.
HAve you ever taken any writing classes or is this a natural talent?

Carol said...

I missed your words. I am now moved in and designing again. The poem reminds me of me when designing a card. I am often scrambling for paper or repeating it to make it to home on a road trip. Thanks

Steven Anthony said...

I have the same problem the whole out of the head thing, I just call it old age,,heheh love the poam ;)


get yourself a portable recorder - that way you never lose anything

Stacie's Madness said...

kinda like the great blog ideas I get in the shower, or while driving, etc...

gone. poof. the minute I open up the compose window.

WhisperingWriter said...

Very good poem.

I wish I could write poetry sometimes.

Together We Save said...

Great poem!!

blueviolet said...

I can very much relate to this! We all need a system to hang on to our brilliant thoughts!

carissajaded said...

I'm right there with ya! I started keeping a tape recorder in my car, but sometimes I forget to use it... go figure.

FranticMommy said...

I'm tired, tired
Tired and uninspired
Your poerty you think
May be rough & kinda stink
But the reality is & truth be told.
Mine sucks butt and yours is GOLD!!

Gawd..that was so bad. Going to bed now.

adrienzgirl said...

I feel your pain. I know exactly what you're talking about.

JennyMac said...

great always. And a recorder (or note pad) is a great idea.

MiMi said...

Awesome poem!

Chelsea Talks Smack said...

i loved this, compltely relate

Sandy said...

Terrific! I write my best stuff in my head at 2 a.m., never to be thought again once the sun rises!

UberGrumpy said...

I should emulate
your awesome rhymin'
at a future date
I'll put some time in

...and write some poems myself.

The Only Girl said...

LOVE this! So true.