Category: A Writer’s Life

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I Wish Blackbirds Would Just Shut-Up

A blackbird is the worst of singers, In concerts he cannot join in. He’s ridiculed at singing contests, With his harsh voice he cannot win. A maestro wished to help the bird And purchased a violin for him. The saddened blackbird soon found out, Chance of success with it was slim. A road of cobblestones […]

Upon Writing My 1,000th Poem

How many poems do you have to write Before you call yourself a poet? How many poems do you have to write Before they’re so good you know it? How many poems do you have to write Before agents beat down your door? How many poems do you have to write? I guess I’d better […]

Publishers

“Don’t write a book of poems,” they said, “Right now we just don’t need it.” “Don’t write a book of poems,” they said, “Because no one will read it.” “Don’t write a book of poems,” they said, “It’s just a waste of time.” “Don’t write a book of poems,” they said, “Especially if they rhyme.” […]

Dead Poets

Do you know a famous poet? They are few and far between. Dead poets are the only Famous poets that I’ve seen. So don’t ask me if I’m famous, I hope I have a ways to go, ‘Cause dead poets are the only Famous poets that I know.

The Rhyme

Last night I wrote a poem But the words just didn’t fit, With syllables too many And the meter off a bit. A participle dangled And an adjective displaced, The metaphor intended No longer could be traced. The grammar was atrocious And the similes a crime. I am very proud of it Because I made […]