Thursday, 21 April 2011

day/poem 21

-- not quite the one i meant --

this is not the poem i set out to write
these are not the lines i hoped to share
the ones that speak of awe and wonder
stanzas stuffed full of total amazement

this is not the poem i planned to type
these are not the words i wanted set here
not the expressions i'd hoped would come
as i stared at the screen's blank invitation

it should start out slow, understated
setting the scene
lulling the reader into a false sense of security
a few gentle metaphors
a couple of similes to add to the imagery

then wham, bring on the twist
the deeper meaning
what it was always all about
from the get go
tied up neatly in eloquence
and articulate verbosity

but this is not that poem
this is all that's left
since that one was imagined
since those lines were dreamt up
and discarded
that poem is trash waiting to be emptied
is scraps screwed tossed 
headed for recycling
this one made it though
and will have to do instead


  1. a poem within a poem... so glad this one survived to tell its tale...

  2. thanks Lil - i'm still wanting that other one though!

  3. Haha!!! This is perfect!! Should be studied in poetry classes.
    I think I'll steal the concept for a poem of my own.