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Blamin' My Affliction

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Blamin' My Affliction

I set out to write a poem
For Leighann’s Affliction contest
My ADD was in full force but 
I was full of promise and zest

So I wrote a couple of lines
Then noticed the grimy floor
Polished the dusty mantle
Gawked at the hot guy next door

I sat back down to write 
To focus and stay on task
O Wait…that new soap opera
And my cucumber face mask

Then I read the contest rules
AFTER I wrote these lines
It was supposed to be free verse
And my oversight shines!

Since I failed to follow directions
I say with true conviction
If I do not place in this contest….
I’ll  blame it on my affliction 








*Though I made light of it in this poem, Attention Deficient Disorder (commonly known as ADD or ADHD) is a serious disorder, but treatment is available.  Treatment (for you or your children) is not something to be feared-it changed my life!!!  

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  1. Date: 2/4/2013 6:36:00 PM
    This is a great poem,,,, my mother just called it high strung. Like your write ;}

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 6:21:00 AM
    We all have afflictions

  1. Date: 1/12/2012 6:16:00 AM
    Okay, this was a good one! And you finally earned my respect. And you ended with ADHD speech very good. And, it wasn't until the last line that I found out what your affiction was.I almost cried.but instead ill say iluvu and go my merry way.

  1. Date: 12/16/2011 2:09:00 PM
    Adderall...YES, YES, YA'LL! :) Cool as a cucumber in a bowl of hot sauce.

  1. Date: 12/15/2011 8:51:00 AM
    Loved this one. Keep writting.

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 1:58:00 PM
    Natalie, your creativity is overwhelming, this poem flows so nicely. It seems you have found wonderful therapy for yourself. I enjoy your poetry very much.

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 11:23:00 AM
    Natalie, I allready commented on this masterful Poem. I have a Question. I entered Francine's contest "English Quintain Contest" I did not put the date on it as per her rules. do i have to write it again and put the date written on it. Also I decided that You will be my Mentor if you want to Please A Fledgling Poet kenny oh wait how do i make my name say A Fledging Poet instead of Kenny Potter. Your Protege KP

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 10:09:00 AM
    Oh dear, i've just realized i've done exactly the same as you. guess i will not place either. this is a wonderful poem Natalie, the mixture of everyday chores and writing, also the highlighted ADD, and then the fun of it all. it's such a gem. hope it qualifies for the contest. love harry

  1. Date: 12/14/2011 9:31:00 AM
    LOL, loved this witty piece - and, on a serious note, I'm so glad you beat ADD, Natalie

    The Rogue Rhymer Avatar Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
    Date: 12/14/2011 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks so much Jack....Me too :)
  1. Date: 12/14/2011 12:47:00 AM
    Natalie, love this, you need an ironing board ha ha ha, just having fun with Nikko's contest, might wait till others have posted, (you, Andrea, etc,) then steal an odd word to re-arrange ha ha ha, have a great Christmas holiday..love David

    The Rogue Rhymer Avatar Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
    Date: 12/14/2011 9:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yeah David...I've caught onto you and that's why I'm waitin' to post mine until the contest is nearly full :) Thanks for your nice comment btw!!!
  1. Date: 12/13/2011 3:49:00 PM
    Natalie, this is so clever. What a shame you can't submit it for the contest. It's witty and wonderfully written. I do understand the seriousness of ADD and ADHD. Today, however, it seems this diagnosis is applied to many children whose behavior people don't understand. Excellent satire! Your book is in the mail. Love, Carolyn

    The Rogue Rhymer Avatar Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
    Date: 12/13/2011 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your nice comment Carolyn. My parents never believed it was a 'real' disorder and besides, back then no girls ever got diagnosed....so I had to suffer many years. Luckily now I know 'what is up' and I am doing fantastic!!!
  1. Date: 12/13/2011 3:43:00 PM
    This is absolutely brilliant! Well done & keep writing! :)

    The Rogue Rhymer Avatar Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
    Date: 12/13/2011 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Asra thanks so much for such a nice comment! You are a sweetie.
  1. Date: 12/13/2011 1:42:00 PM
    Natalie, so great is this Poem, i am so happy to be a part of the Soup family. I am an only child as is the Chef, whoops I mean HG. he is not known as Chef on site I am trying to call him HG or Liege or Harry now i am here on the Soup. I find it hard not to call him Chef, but I keep trying,Your servant,kenny

  1. Date: 12/13/2011 12:30:00 PM
    your poem was so cute I didn't even notice that yes others do have that affliction. and though I am not diagnosed with that affliction I suffer from it when it comes to writing..... I think it is a form of writers block maybe.....maybe just an excuse...lol thank you for your cute poem it made my day.

    The Rogue Rhymer Avatar Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
    Date: 12/13/2011 10:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks for your comments Lisa! I think most people have ADD symptoms at times...so not to worry. It's only when it severly affects your life that you have to have concern. I didn't even know I had it (or even if it was 'real') until about 4 years ago. Now I've done my research though :)
  1. Date: 12/13/2011 12:07:00 PM
    Great Poem Love it and You Soup mail yours always kenny

  1. Date: 12/12/2011 11:48:00 PM
    Natalie, I someday hope to write Poetry as fantastic as yours. This is exquisite, I to have A D D, I may be a sevant in Culinary Arts but beyond that i have nothing. I just wrote a blog; my last unless Chef asks me to write another one. I am in Awe with the love Poetrysoup has with each other. I wish someday to be a part of such Love kenny

    The Rogue Rhymer Avatar Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
    Date: 12/13/2011 9:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Kenny-I am so sorry to hear that you too have ADD. Hang in there and definitely get treatment-treatment changed my life!!!
  1. Date: 12/12/2011 3:35:00 PM
    We need a contest where once having read the rules it's OK to forget them.

    The Rogue Rhymer Avatar Natalie The Rogue Rhymer
    Date: 12/13/2011 9:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    True Tony :)