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Poetry without Pain

Poetry without Pain

A Poem by Norman223

If you’ve lost your Muse and feeling vexed,

Try writing, using predictive text.

You close your eyes and hit two keys

Then according to my hypotheses

On various laws of random selection,

Eureka!  You make a mental connection.

It may not be logically lucid, of course.

But this is poetry - not learned discourse.


So, at first,  it may  not seem erudite

But continue this technique and you possibly might

Produce an incomprehensible stanza

Comprising a weird extravaganza

Of seemingly unconnected thought

But, fear not, it’s nothing of the sort.


So, be brave and simply send it off

To Writers' Café - though some may scoff

There are those who’ll see a hidden meaning

Of a philosophical deeper feeling

Of hidden fear, repressed emotion

(But of course, of this, you had no notion)

 But that’s your secret ….or should you show ‘em

That there are other ways to write a poem?

© 2017 Norman223

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"Hidden meaning" you've made laugh! Maybe its not supposed to be discussed openly, but I think you may have revealed the method used by some of our "poets". But if it works and gets rave reviews, why not?
Maybe you've heard this before. An infinite number of monkeys were given typewriters. (yes it's old) It was an experiment, you see, with the administering professor quite sure that one of the monkeys would eventually produce a great literary work. Years went by but then one day, it happened. The professor shouted, "Eureka!' as his eyes fell upon one particular monkey's paper. He began to read aloud, "To be or not be, that is the zgrblosq!"

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

D'you know Sam. I think I should change the title of this poem to " zgrblosq". It conjures up al.. read more
Haha - I think what you espouse is akin to 'found poetry' Norm but whatever - this is a classic and spot on my friend.
I think the BBC News subtitle guys must be using predictive text for the news. Some of their 'misheards' have made me spill my tea more than once !!
Love this!

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks, Tony, Actually, I hate predictive text. I spend more time correcting its simultaneous intru.. read more
Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

I don't know anyone who likes it.
Welcome Norman. Best typo I saw recently was on here (I kn.. read more
Tony Jordan

1 Year Ago

You could call it 'typronic'

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Added on July 29, 2017
Last Updated on July 29, 2017



Essex UK, United Kingdom

At the age of 87, I still believe that every cloud has a silver lining. The only problem is ........ I can only afford cooking foil...............;-)) more..

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