Poet Clown

Poet Clown

A Poem by shallimarRose
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Written in the wee hours of poetic insomnia.. May be a bit embellished but this is pretty much a true story of my life as a poet.... lol

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Poet Clown

 

 When I was small it all began

Perhaps the age of nine or ten

When everything began to rhyme

And words would line up in my mind...

 

Even when I'd lie in bed

Rhymes would still fill up my head

And everything a rhyme would make

Even my meals for goodness sake...

 

Tonight I think I'd like some brisket

Not much salad, just one biscuit

I'll have the corn but not the peas

Banana pudding if you please...

 

My father was a poet too

Recited poems, acted out a few

A poet and you don’t know it he’d say

Than send me in my room to play...

 

Mama thought it just a stage

That normally I'd speak with age

I learned to speak alright, I did

Couldn’t stop the rhyming in my head…

 

And as the age has moved with time

The more that passed the more I’d rhyme

It is a gift I know at best

Sometimes I yearn much needed rest...

 

 And yes I have tried counting sheep

But one would smile the next would weep

It seems silly now to write it down

I feel a bit like a poet clown...

 

Who’s thankful for the gift of rhyme

But needs a little sleep sometime

Forgive me if I've rambled on

I'm feeling delirious, it's almost dawn...

 

© 2007 bj Smith

aka shallimarRose


© 2013 shallimarRose



Author's Note

shallimarRose
Rhyming actually began for me long before I knew how to write..
but the insomnia around ten years old.. My grandson also began experiencing it at ten.
Feel free to laugh or comment.. lol xo Rose

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Dye
This was completely refreshing and made me laugh. I feel like this all the time, I talk in rhyme constantly and could relate. Most things I write I start off saying, "don't rhyme", but it all ends up there. lol

Very fun to read and see a different side of you.

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shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

OH yes.. my freeverse rhymes and I have to rework it several times sometime to get the rhyme off lol.. read more



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Outstanding...I felt I was right there, witnessing your childhood!! Great job!!

Posted 2 Years Ago


I loved this lyrical, whimsical poem about rhyming! The flow of the rhyming was perfect and spot on. I love poems that tell little stories. You bring the reader a slice of your life with this poem.

Posted 2 Years Ago


A ticklish piece of ouroboric poetry! Much enjoyed! :-D

Posted 4 Years Ago


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shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

Thank you for reading.. shallimarRose
Its a great way to 'rhyme' away the sleepless hours and this 8 verse 4 liner rhymer is testament to that !

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shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

Thank you Tom for stopping to read.. xo Rose
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Dye
This was completely refreshing and made me laugh. I feel like this all the time, I talk in rhyme constantly and could relate. Most things I write I start off saying, "don't rhyme", but it all ends up there. lol

Very fun to read and see a different side of you.

Posted 4 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

OH yes.. my freeverse rhymes and I have to rework it several times sometime to get the rhyme off lol.. read more
What an amazing lady you are! Us mortal poets have to battle for each and every rhyme, but yours just come from heaven. So jealous. Keith.

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shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

Thank you Keith.. That's sweet, lol Rose
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ron
Poetry came late to me...ok so I knew at an early age I liked to write but I was to stubborn to accept it. Now I can get enough of it. You are very gifted Rose. I always love reading your writings.

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shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

I did not realize myself as a poet until about 9 or 10 years ago. I just thought I was a singer tha.. read more
ron

4 Years Ago

Lol. Well your a very good poet Rose.
Ha! When a poem is trapped inside, I get no sleep whatsoever. Rhyme is not my strong suit, swirling words don't care about that, though. I am betting there are so many of us burning the midnight oil at the same time, Rose. Nicely done. Angi~

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shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

Oh yes, I believe greats like Edgar Allen Poe had poetic insomnia big time.. Thanks Angi.. xo Rose
counting sheep never works for me...they just line up again...and i write poetry until i drop...

you are very natural at this...i can see it started early...

for me free verse came more natural...but every so often my mind gets in that trance...and the like consonants and vowels begin to dance with similar or like endings.

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shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

Free verse came very hard to me.. I would try again and again and still it rhymed.. lol Now I can wr.. read more
Very good....You have Rhymingitis too
so we are the SAME you and I...Is till remember the very first poem I ever wrote..I was about 8 years old...My parents were so enthusiastic about it that I suppose I thought there and then I was destined to be a poet..My Father wrote songs AND poems so yes...I stood no chance at all..The disease got me there and then

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shallimarRose

4 Years Ago

Yep... We are the same Doc... I wrote my first poem at 10 and it was printed in the school paper but.. read more

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I am a singer, writer, poet, dreamer, believer..... I am an unconventional poet who has been writing rhyme since the age of five. I enjoy all styles of poetry. I write by ear not syllable count .. more..

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