Damn you, Poetry

Oh Poetry, the grief you cause me,
The long, countless hours spent trying to compose you.
Do I rhyme my words? Or use alliteration, aligning words from the alphabet to form phrases?
Shall I write about my pain and sorrow, my happiness or my newfound love?
The questions to ask so as to write good poetry, well… kind of.

Damn Poetry, and your condescending ways,
Telling us things that mean one thing, and others that make no sense.
Some poems speak of epic heroes, others of fantastical realms.
And then, there are those that allude to bizarre things, and creepy places.
Though mostly poems are written to get into other’s good graces.

Oh my, sometimes you are ridiculous.
Acting so pretentious while writing about things that no one truly cares about.
Yes, romantics, I’m looking at you.
At least tell a story, something interesting, though not in a complicated way.
But don’t listen to me, for I have nothing intelligent to say.

Damn Poetry, sitting here, trying to write you is hard,
I can’t think of anything to say, let alone write.
So I’ll sit here and bitch about not being able to form a poem,
Instead of actually sitting down, and put intelligent thoughts to paper,
And who knows, maybe I could compose something beautiful and well thought
But for now, I think I’d better not.

54 thoughts on “Damn you, Poetry

  1. Brandewulf says:

    I understand this. I seem to find myself stopping and trying to mentally verbalize things that catch my eye. I also get these mental bursts that make me need to start putting them together…and I think I have one starting now……….

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  2. danroberson says:

    Rhyme without reason, and reason without rhyme
    both have a season and a special time.
    writing just for the beauty of musical words,
    is best shared by romantics and eloquent birds.

    poetry takes many shapes and yours is rich and delicious. good to the last drop! I thank you for sharing.

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  3. aer0force says:

    The alliteration line in which you alliterated alliteration really got me, that was clever as hell. I had a journalism teacher who preached alliteration for our article headlines, and it has stuck with me ever since. Great poem.

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  4. kaylaannauthor says:

    Hahaha this is great! I wrote a similar poem entitled “Write” on my blog. I’m also hosting a poetry contest you might be interested in! NO entry fee but there are prizes including publicity for your poem on my blog 😀

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  5. Luke Dunn says:

    A good poem formed from a mistaken feeling that you had nothing to write!! A strange loop.

    I am trying to work out whether to conquer the urge to cut raw bits out or censor when I write. My private life is shocking 😉

    thanks x

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  6. thereluctantpoet says:

    This is such a great post! Love the truth and humor and the point! Sometimes writing something else besides poetry is good? I have found writing Haiku’s helps to write something each day 3 lines and 17 syllables seems to be a doable goal! Bravo, Bravo!!!

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  7. jaybluepoems says:

    “Doubt not, O poet, but persist. Say, ‘It is in me, and shall out.’ Stand there, balked and dumb, stuttering and stammering, hissed and hooted, stand and strive, until at last rage draw out of thee that dream-power which every night shows thee is thine own…”
    – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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  8. thedarkstargirl says:

    Your blog is beautiful. Really genuine and fresh ❤️Also, I started a blog which features and promotes writers from all over the globe hoping that people could connect through it . I would love to feature your work there. Credits will be given of course. Would love to hear your response. Thanks. Sending you love ❤️

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      • awriterssoulblog says:

        I’m just a young writer who uses her writing abilities to connect to the world, through various themes and emotions. Writing is something I’ve always felt helped people connect in ways where it was difficult, and for people to tell you how they’re feelings without having to say anything, which can be tough for some people, myself included lol
        My best pieces I would say are falling in love with strangers and beautiful reverie? lol i’m not entirely sure on that question though 🙂


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