Friday, January 13, 2017

Night Write - a writing poem

Night Write
by
Greg Pincus

Cannot sleep.
Turn on light.
Grab a pen -
Time to write!

Brain's awake.
Words fly fast.
Write and then
Read, at last.

Sometimes words
Come out right.
Sadly, this is not that night.

This was actually a poem started during the writing of The 14 Fibs of Gregory K. Then I thought about similar topics again when I was working on The Homework Strike, but the poem never fit either book. It's possible that it's autobiographical, but I'm not saying :-)

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9 comments:

Linda B said...

In that middle of the night, things seem very good, don't they? I like that you have a poem that shows it so well.

Bridget Magee said...

I've experienced the middle of the night brilliance, too, Greg! Poetry is a great go to when I experience insomnia (more often than I want to admit). Love your humor - always. =)

Kelly Fineman said...

"Sadly this is not that night." Happens more often than not. But one still has to try, because every so often, there's a gem. (This poem is one of them.)

Kay said...

Fun poem! I laughed at the ending because I can relate to those words that don't turn out right. But at least the words are down to give us something to work with.

Mitchell Linda said...

Fantastic punch to those lines....probably because of the truth of them. ha! Great poem. Sorry, it didn't fit into the books. But, it has a place today and we get to benefit. Thanks! Have a great week.

Brenda Harsham said...

I know just how that last line feels. I'm fond of writing fibs, too. Best of luck with your on-going projects.

Mary Lee said...

Oh, yeah! I hear you!

Keri said...

You make me laugh with your wry observations about what appears to be a universal problem!

Penny Parker Klostermann said...

Love your humor!