I write nonsense

I write nonsense

A Poem by Jon Roggie

Feeling a bit of a mood swing.
Starting to notice little things,
 and they irritate me.

Might seem less positive.

Not me,
 and I do try to stay positive,
   but some comments seem less than helpful.

Now,
 some would think I have felt insulted.
A few words directed towards me with less than friendly feelings.
This is not the case.

The writer should be able to learn.
 Play with various styles,
  and in the current day,
    play with oddball fonts,
or line placements.

For those holding onto formal styles,
 only because they seem classy,
   the words need to have meaning.

Otherwise,
 the lines wrote might as well be a limerick on a bathroom stall.

© 2018 Jon Roggie


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Sometimes I feel I have read better on those bathroom walls...
I could add some limericks here, but will refrain...
Meaning sometimes does get lost with form.
We become, as readers, too conscious of that form ...
it is like me reading a student essay and getting lost in editing instead of being able to read for content.
Yes, we write, we learn, we write, we get feedback, we learn....mostly about ourselves in the process.
j.

Posted 3 Months Ago


I agree with you! very well said.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Whether an elaborately structured classic ode, or a few words chalked on a wall, matters not to me, and I totally agree that a writer should be able to learn, to experiment, and just as importantly, enjoy the whole creative process.

Since fairly early childhood, I have read and enjoyed all manner of poetry. But as you rightly say, the words need to have meaning, otherwise a poem becomes little more than an exercise in egocentricity; and I very quickly become bored with such self indulgence. :))

Beccy.



Posted 10 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

10 Months Ago

Write from your soul.
Beccy

10 Months Ago

Yes, exactly, otherwise it is meaningless.
Jon Roggie

10 Months Ago

Agreed. Hit the ten character rule.
I saw poetry on the bathroom walls in my time.
"Otherwise,
the lines wrote might as well be a limerick on a bathroom stall."
I enjoyed your words and thoughts. Hard to be positive always my friend. At least once daily, I want to get in my truck, go west and never return. But I can't. Hello Jon, I hope you are doing well my friend. I am saving money. Maybe California, next year.
Coyote

Posted 11 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

11 Months Ago

Thank you Coyote.
I appreciate you pointing out my line about bathroom stalls.
I have .. read more
Coyote Poetry

11 Months Ago

i hope you can and you are welcome Jon.
There are times for formal and frilly. But the world needs some fun nonsense too. How dull if we were all alike, don’t you agree Mr. Tortoise?

Posted 11 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

11 Months Ago

Indeed Pixie.
Tortoises are great for giving the straight line.
I would have written this upside down and told people to focus.
Cos lets face it, we've got plenty of time on our hands.
I like insignificant things, like politicians and such.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jon Roggie

11 Months Ago

I give you permission, and mix in some current improvisations. Touch of the inconsequential is alwa.. read more
Paul Bell

11 Months Ago

You showed this to Boris Johnson, and he beat me to it. Going out now coming in.
Sometimes it is fun to write about silly or insignificant things, and just experiment. It will get you out of your shell, and may lead to new ideas or originality! It is also great for the new writer; is so much less intimidating.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

Sometimes it is fun to just tell a story! This is also a place meant to encourage new, shy, or unsu.. read more
Once in a while some of the words on the bathroom wall are poetry you can find a lot of art in graffiti:) I however agree with you on form in the 2 years I have been dancing on this forum the polar extremes of my writes are amazing I personally believe in rhyme and structure in my more serious writes but that's just my preferences not some sort of law and that all else pales. It was from the reading of so many of you that changed me for the better and I have learned to appreciate many styles and forms. I do believe however when one is consumed by structure and form the lines will suffer stricture of meaning and the words will become impotent as with all things art there is a delicate balance

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

I am still a firm believer in writing however feels natural. Try new forms. Experiment. What are .. read more
dear Jon... we feed carrots to the wild rabbits in Virginia.
It makes them feel wanted. The Squirrels eat the sunflower seeds
intended for the Cardinals. We put peanuts in shells unsalted for the
squirrels and the Crows carry the peanuts away to God knows where.
However, its the touch of human kindness that really matters, and
gives us that feathery feeling to write poetry about everything
under the sun. It is sharing our soul that keeps us in style. fondly, Pat


Posted 1 Year Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

Well put. Writing is a fantastic way to help share, or try to understand our surroundings. While t.. read more
I agree. I enjoy trying new ideas and new styles.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

I was in a bit of mood, but this was a fun one to write!
Lea Sheryn

1 Year Ago

Nothing wrong with that as long as it's fun!

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