This Silly Pen

This Silly Pen

A Poem by Fran Marie

This Silly Pen

 

I tried to write a poem today
but this silly pen had nothing to say
Attempting prose to no avail,
Then a rhyme, only to fail

My, oh my, What's a poet to do?
When the mind's out of ink,and the pen is too.
Not as prolific as others I know
This poet's pen is flowing so slow

Needing thoughts and words on how I feel
Hiding a few and some to reveal.
Adding rhythm with a tone so sweet.
This pen perchance make a poem complete.

Perhaps more coffee shall make me think,
and feed this crazy pen some caffeine for ink,
So I'll try another cup.
But this darn pen's not giving up!

Oh woe is me, cannot write a line
I'll just have to try some other time
Perhaps tomorrow I'll have plenty to say.
But for now This Silly Pen won't play. 

© 2008 Fran Marie


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But ironically the pen allowed a poem to be written about not being able to write about anything..!
An amusing and very accessible poem that deals with a universal and perpetually topical problem that all writers must at some time face. I've always found it funny that when people write about not being able think of something to write, they almost always feel compelled to write something about not being able to write about anything... Thus writing their own paradoxical poem on the subject...!!
The only problem with writing about writing is that it only appeals to other writers... So this is the best place for such a piece of work. It is always reassuring to know that other writers share the same difficulties as the rest of us (no matter how prolific they may seem).. despite the fact that it is inevitably common knowledge..!
What is most funny about this poem is that it blames the pen (as a metaphor for the muse) instead of the mind.. which brings a certain domestic homeliness to the writing. And it is written with charm and wit, appealing sister-like to its readers. A comforting poem, ironically.

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Another great poem on writer's block. The font style goes well with your words. Very enjoyable poem. Thank you. Temp

Posted 5 Months Ago


  Fran Marie

5 Months Ago

Thank you kindly
Temperance

5 Months Ago

You're welcome
A delightful concept executed flawlessly. Would that I could blame the pen for an inability to comprehend my yen for Zen while token scrawls fall impotently from its tip.

I enjoyed the read

Posted 5 Months Ago


  Fran Marie

5 Months Ago

Thanks for reading and the kind review
I s o appreciate....
Wonderful write. I always enjoy the poem that expresses the feeling of having writer's block, ironic that it gave you something to write about.

Posted 5 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

5 Years Ago

I know.right..writing about not being able to write..funny how that works..thanks for reviewing my p.. read more
A nice whimsical flow here that belies the ineptitude of your pen.
(or How to amuse with your lack of a Muse)..

It's so refreshing to see humour reflecting the problem that most of us have, but generallyuse as an excuse to produce more doleful contributions.
Loved it

Norman

Posted 6 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

5 Years Ago

Thanks so muc h Norman .. a bit late i know.but much appreciated😀
I absolutely love this! Your words flow effortlessly and the descriptions so fun and so true. Mind out of ink pen is too, caffeine ink, pen won't play! Brilliant imagery!

Posted 7 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

7 Years Ago

Many thanks, Sereena, so glad you enjoyed;
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Hi Fran. Such a witty piece of nothingness that is classic!!! I'm a great fan for allowing moments of frustration to appear in comic verse and you have created a wonderful image to which most writers can relate. great penmanship!!! alf

Posted 7 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

7 Years Ago

Thanks, Alf, so much appriciated;
Great! I love this. It actually brought me back to middle school when I penned rhyming poetry all the time and brought me back to today where I struggle with writer's block. :D Good work.

Posted 8 Years Ago


I love it. :) The poem is quite clever and it made me smile.

Posted 8 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

8 Years Ago

thanks so vey much;
Clever use of the subject. Ironic. You wrote a reasonably brilliant poem.
I suggest you run out of ink more often if you can produce pieces like this.
Very well done.

Posted 8 Years Ago


  Fran Marie

8 Years Ago

Thanks so much for reading;
I like this piece of art right here.

Posted 10 Years Ago



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