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Poem

A Poem by Nothing Personal

Writing a poem
You need patience
Words wait inside
gushing to flow out
but you need to pick the right grains
before they settle onto your river
of creation.

Writing a poem
You need coffee,
an instant stimulator
to the neurotransmitters
inside your jumbled up over used brain
So that they can connect , attach
And thoughts dribble to reach their succinct goal.


You sometimes need a very large window,
Overlooking some buildings, a small patch of sky
A road maybe less traveled.
And A distant man walking
Somewhere in slow measured steps.

What you certainly don't need are distractions,
Beethoven and a lovely wife are some
Thinking of Mondays and stock prices are others.

Sadness and Gloom sadly helps,
A condition words and thoughts love,
As they bubble and stubble inside
your wretched, dopamine depleted mind.

Finishing a poem is tougher still
Either you are too short of
Or else you are brimming
with the often unrecognized
Notoriety of words.

The possibilities can be scary too.
What it could have been,
How it would have been
What it actually become
How seemingly nothing came out
out of so many things
the Mess inside remained undisturbed,
You just scooped up some dust.

© Nothing Personal. November 13, 2010.


© 2010 Nothing Personal


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What a wonderful piece of writing! Seems you've truly thought and felt how it is about writing or, trying to. How many people have felt any or all parts of what you've said.

There's so much truth in this that it's difficult to find a special phrase or stanza .. for me perhaps, it's the following that will stay in my mind for quite a while: 'What it could have been, ~ How it would have been ~ What it actually become ~ How seemingly nothing came out ~ out of so many things ..'


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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What a wonderful piece of writing! Seems you've truly thought and felt how it is about writing or, trying to. How many people have felt any or all parts of what you've said.

There's so much truth in this that it's difficult to find a special phrase or stanza .. for me perhaps, it's the following that will stay in my mind for quite a while: 'What it could have been, ~ How it would have been ~ What it actually become ~ How seemingly nothing came out ~ out of so many things ..'


Posted 8 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautiful.
Accurate.
Interesting.
Excellent work!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

A true writers requirements beautifully portrayed in such wonderful way.
A gr8 write , definitely has the hook.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Beautifully accurate!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Your words are true. Coffee and quiet time is necessary to write poetry. I do motivate my writing by the Poet of music. Dylan, Baez and Cohen. (Many more) I like the description of setting the mind up for the task of writing in your poem. A very good ending to a excellent poem.
Coyote

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

very true. I even consider writing to be like cooking. You need ingredients to make the final product and in the case of my metaphor, a poem.

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

this is beautiful! a construct upon construct in each stanza as you teach how to write a poem! wonderful write! very good and unique!

-light-

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

You've got all the answers here : )
Especially the coffee part
What a creative and fun read!

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I loved this, it's amazing what kinds of things we can draw inspiration from; our moods, surroundings, music, other writers the list is absolutely endless... and I couldn't love it any more. A poem about writing a poem... very creative in a simple way, the points you make evolve this write to a higher level than merely 'poem.' great work!

Posted 9 Years Ago


this is an excellent piece about writing poetry! i enjoyed reading this

Posted 9 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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