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Impossible Task for a Dreamer

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Impossible Task for a Dreamer

Can't write about Christmas or New Years Day,                  Written just for Paula's
Or Easter or Kwanzaa or any other Holiday.                        Contest :)

I've written too much about war, about love,
and depression and sex both deserve a shove.

I guess that I could just swallow my pride,
And sneak in a write about suicide'

But Paula don't want these kinds of idolitry,
She wants us to write a poem about poetry.

How do you write about what you never said,
Or the way that words rattle around in your head?

Or how hard those words are to make a pen fashion,
Or how when they're written they seem to lose passion?

O Poem, what can I write about you?
I think until my thinker turns blue,

I come to the end of a poem about poetry,
But it won't rhyme.


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  1. Date: 12/29/2010 8:58:00 PM
    Congratulations for your win, William! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/29/2010 4:30:00 AM
    Congratulations William on your win in Paula Swanson's "Just Poetry" contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/28/2010 5:44:00 PM
    Congrats Will on your super big win in the Just Poetry contest with this awesome entry my friend.. hope your Christmas was wonderful and a very Happy New Year to u too...with luv..

  1. Date: 12/28/2010 4:04:00 PM
    It is hard to know if one had found the key to these contests without rules. It seems you found one. Congratuations on your poem and your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 6:28:00 AM
    William, like you, I find I enter very few contests ... my imagination will not conform to rules, my poetry rules the way things must be ... love this very much. Do it again.

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 12:34:00 AM
    I really like this one. gosh, I hope i understood her theme correctly. If it was to write on poetry itself, I missed the "boat" (and my Titanic poem is sunk) This was way cute. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/27/2010 12:13:00 AM
    William, I love this.. Your approach to Paula's contest is quite unique.. ;-) all the best to you for the contest.. Hope 2011 will be filled with inspiration