5 Minute Messy-piece

5 Minute Messy-piece

A Poem by Stephanie

What do you write about in five minutes?


Maybe the latest world news,

Or what to do this weekend.

Who I saw at the mall today,

The trip I took down memory lane.


Maybe some romance drama!

That's always good for some punch...

But romance, I have none.

Let's watch that topic die.


I have nothing interesting to say,

Nothing clever or quippy to share.

Guess I'll just submit this mess....




And cross my fingers.

© 2013 Stephanie

Author's Note

Written for a 5 minute contest.

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Playful, energetic and honest. I liked the ending the most! It's ironic you refer to this piece as messy. For five minutes I think it's a more tidy.

I also like the fact that you don't take yourself too seriously. Many poets that do end up infecting there work, or turn out to become bitter people. This deserves a hundred percent, imo.


Posted 10 Years Ago

I really love the spontaneity of this write!! Simple, but so so sweet!! Great Job!!!

Posted 10 Years Ago

But romance, I have none.
Let's watch that topic die.

This right here made me laugh
This is amusing and very lovely
I like this.

Posted 10 Years Ago

haha i thought this was rather amusing and funny actually

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Haha! I think it's very quirky and maybe it even reflects your personality.

"Let's watch that topic die."

Posted 10 Years Ago

:-) Very cute.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Oh I got carried away...I like your poem, you portrayed vivid thoughts in a clear short amount of time.

Posted 10 Years Ago

Did you come across the contest and then write this in the next five minutes? umm let me try...

I wish i had a stop watch so I could be fair
nothing else to do so I'm here
on the writers hot spot
staring clear of writers block
I know people hate when a word is used twice
so I do it just for spite, lol.
I'm clearly troublesome
No fear when staring down the barrel of a gun
But hopefully if the trigger is squeeze I'm hit in the vest
I'm done in five minutes or less.


Posted 10 Years Ago

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Love how spontaneous this poem feels. I especially love:

"But romance, I have none.
Let's watch that topic die."

This part really speaks to me, as I often sit down to write something and begin with an idea that doesn't work, and it can be frustrating; the concept of watching these things die is a refreshing and very satisfying take on this idea.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I loved the originality of this piece. It flowed perfectly until its ending. I love lipless thoughts that speak so loudly. You have a beautiful gift.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on July 25, 2009
Last Updated on August 26, 2013



Gilroy, CA

I'm Stephanie, 27. Still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, even though I have a degree. Getting through some serious writer's block from the past 5+ years. Excited to be back! more..

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