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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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 1 Week Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Week Ago

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

1 Day 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 1 Week Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Week 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 3 Weeks Ago


Jon Roggie

2 Weeks Ago

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

2 Weeks 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 Month Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Month 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 6 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

6 Months 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 6 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

6 Months 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 10 Months Ago


Jon Roggie

10 Months Ago

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

10 Months Ago

Nothing wrong with that as long as it's fun!
I enjoy the challenge of writing in different forms and styles, but struggle with getting the meaning across to the reader. I agree completely, the words need to have meaning. Sometimes the meaning is different for each reader, but the feeling of the words needs to come through. There are some here that enjoy leaving cruel words, not constructive, just nasty. Just ignore them. Eventually they crawl away. Good poem. I enjoyed reading you :) Julie

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

This originally started because someone was a little rude towards another writer. I didn't care for.. read more
That's writers cafe for you, utterly insincere, take everything with a pinch of salt....good write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

I admit I was a little cranky at the time, but I still feel this is a place to give honest reviews, .. read more
sometimes I read a poem that just looks good, you know?
like, it's italic, or some nice font, maybe some big fancy words
it might be centered or have a nice picture accompanying it
maybe a song
maybe a nice colour font

and sometimes the poem feels really good to read
and other times it doesn't no matter how you dress it up



Posted 1 Year Ago


Jon Roggie

1 Year Ago

Agreed.
A rose might look pretty,
but it also might smell like the fertilizer.
.. read more
Ana Papaya

1 Year Ago

totally agree :)

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