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Below is the poem entitled Complete-Delete which was written by poet Quentin Ehlinger. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Alas...for now I do tweak
All of the rhymes I do seek
And just so you won't peek
All will be shared in a week

For with my writing, you see
The idea pops out rough to me
I have to polish it up - to a "T"
And round it out for all to see

I space - then re-space
All over the place
Like I'm in a race
Just to save my face

I complete - then delete
I repeat - with conceit
I think I'm SO neat
I repeat till I'm beat

And now it's here, that time that I fear
That dreaded deadline is actually here
And there is no time left now to clear
So I enter it fast, then grab a beer

Copyright © Quentin Ehlinger

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  1. Date: 4/23/2013 9:19:00 PM
    lol. You sound a bit like me. I take forever to come up with a piece and another forever to tweak the damn thing. In the end I turn anti-clockwise three times, howl to the moon, blink five times, post it and hope for the best. Nice write, Quentin. I'm enjoying your poetry. :)

    Ehlinger Avatar Quentin Ehlinger
    Date: 4/26/2013 3:34:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks! Glad you enjoy. Your lines are more colorful and complicated, so I know you probably have more work than I. My simple mind couldn't match your complex compositions. Keep it up!