OctPoWriMo…October Poetry Writing Month… http://octpowrimo.com

POEM # 18



I throw some words up in the air.

Here they land, and there, and there.

I pick them up, one by one.

Hey, guess what? This is fun!

But, then I sit, and fuss and stare;

I even start to pull my hair.

I meditate, procrastinate,

I work myself into a state.

How can I put these words together?

I line them up…now, that’s better.

I’m out of time…I need a rhyme!

I want my silly poem to shine.

This has nothing to do with Halloween –

“It’s hard,” I say, “do you know what I mean?”

Mix and match, those words to catch.

Why can’t I make my ideas hatch?

Arrange those words, now pick and choose.

I can do this – I won’t lose.

Now take a breath, it’s not life and death…

It’s fun and creative – quite motivative

To keep on trying, with a minimum of crying.

I do what I do to entertain you…

And tomorrow I might get back to BOO!


*Note – I did do this today. I took a handful of magnetic poetry words, threw them up, and attempted to put them in some sort of coherent poem. This was what I came up with (all these words were there)…and both are pretty nonsensical, but it was fun to do! šŸ™‚ Here’s what happened…

Sock monster must swat in blue grass

Dad did surprise family here

Brother has old meow

and ~

The woman’s flower boy likes you, over green cookies.

Help to sleep, my mad, curious elephant.


Thanks for stopping by! šŸ™‚

4 responses »

  1. I would love to practice this with my ESL student. Would you mind? I think it will work very well in helping him to get a feel for the music of the language as well as teach him some new vocabulary.

    • Hi, Viviann! Thank you for visiting here, and for your interest in using my poem to help your ESL student. I would be honored to have the poem used in this way. Hope it helps in his studies. Thanks for asking and for enjoying “Progression of Expression”. šŸ™‚

  2. Hi, nice poems, so fresh and full of joy and light. That are the feelings I sit with so far after reading your poetry. I especially like this one šŸ™‚

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