Friday, November 11, 2011

I Tried to Write a Poem - a writing poem

I Tried to Write a Poem
Greg Pincus

I tried to write a poem.
The words just didn’t flow.
I’d write a few
Then scratch them through
And in the trash they’d go

I gave myself a deadline…
I guess this one I’ll miss.
Time’s come and gone,
Now I’ll move on…
Since all I’ve got is this.

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Intangible Hearts said...

You tried too hard. It's a fine poem. I'm a reading volunteer at a school for children with migrant parents and a writer/poet who knows about the balled up pieces of paper that end up in the trash. I liked it Greg. Really.

Tabatha said...

Read this to my older daughter and she liked it a lot! Good rhythm, Greg -- very read-aloudable.

Linda B said...

I can see it at the beginning of a wonderful book!

KarolinaS said...

Love this!! Bravo!

Lisa said...

Very cute, Greg! Happy Poetry Friday!

April Halprin Wayland said...

I agree with TeacherDance, Greg--definitely the end--and also the beginning--of a book.

You have such perfect control of your craft. Always a pleasure to read your stuff.


Mary Lee said...

I love poems about "I can't write a poem"!!!

tanita✿davis said...

Erg, this is all of my writing lately.

Gregory Chairs said...

Very cute, Greg! Happy Poetry Friday!
Thanks for sharing with us.