Hill of beans...

Hill of beans...

A Poem by Chantal-lise Mirman
"

when writer's block rears its ugly head

"

 

Percolating

through my brains

                 are words,

                 a heady brew.

 

Señor Valdez,

do not play games!

 

Though I’d prefer

 the chipped ceramic cup,

 I promise not to sue

your rather redundant donkey,

making his way over the rolled rim

                                 of my cardboard cup,

                                 no matter how steaming hot...

 

Out of my own mind,

perhaps the right grind

                 will filter out irrelevant material.

 

Properly caffeinated,

torn paper and pen in hand,

I rest my elbows on the worn counter-top,

                                waiting for the proper inspiration...

 


© 2009 Chantal-lise Mirman



Author's Note

Chantal-lise Mirman
my first attempt at writing anything after a series of mini-strokes... it's like my head is full of molasses!

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Welcome back! I for one have missed your intelligence, verve, and vigorous creative spirit. You poems inspire, amaze and entertaine me. Your range in terms of subject, style, humanity, and wit always impresses me.

You are among my favourite poets here, one of the very best.

I smiled when I read, 'Senor Valdez, do not play games'. And I cld see said donkey. And I like your little touches '...rather redundant donkey...' It is the word '...rather...' There is just something about the way you deploy it that pleases. Judging from this first go, I wld say...Chantal-lise Mirman is back in the land of poets! I am delighted that you are and wish you a full return of your powers poetic, and personal. Ron.








Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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Interesting and inspiring for writers experiencing ghosts of writer's block!
Thanks for sharing.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I like Starbucks and this poem.

Posted 4 Years Ago


I really liked this poem, nice job :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


I found you beautiful poem to be fun, intriguing, and wanting another cup of coffee....that was a very well written piece....much enjoyed...x0x0x0

Posted 8 Years Ago


Welcome back! I for one have missed your intelligence, verve, and vigorous creative spirit. You poems inspire, amaze and entertaine me. Your range in terms of subject, style, humanity, and wit always impresses me.

You are among my favourite poets here, one of the very best.

I smiled when I read, 'Senor Valdez, do not play games'. And I cld see said donkey. And I like your little touches '...rather redundant donkey...' It is the word '...rather...' There is just something about the way you deploy it that pleases. Judging from this first go, I wld say...Chantal-lise Mirman is back in the land of poets! I am delighted that you are and wish you a full return of your powers poetic, and personal. Ron.








Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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Chantal-lise Mirman

Mesa, AZ



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Chantal-Lise Mirman is an empty-nest single mother of four who recently retired after over 18 years as a Civil Servant, serving primarily as a Parole Agent, after previous/overlapping careers as a .. more..

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