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No Pretty Poems In My Head

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Below is the poem entitled No Pretty Poems In My Head which was written by poet Lori Hopkins. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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No Pretty Poems In My Head

I'd like to write a pretty poem
about butterflies
and clear blue skies
meadows and streams
rainbows and sunbeams
but when I stopped to smell a flower
the smog attacked my senses with all its power
I'd like to write a pretty poem 
about lovers walking hand in hand
strolling on beaches with soft white sand
I'd like to write something upbeat
but there's just been a robbery up the street
I'd like to write a pretty poem
about enchanted forest
castles and kings
but every time I try the telephone rings
For inspiration I walked barefoot in the grass
but wouldn't you know it
I stepped on glass
I listened for the birds
but heard traffic instead
I've just gotta get this clutter out of my head
I'd like to write a pretty poem
about autumn, winter and spring
but I just can't think of a single thing

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  1. Date: 1/25/2014 3:58:00 PM
    Thanks Vicky.

  1. Date: 1/22/2014 3:39:00 AM
    I just had to read this Lori - it reflects how I feel sometimes. That feeling when you wish for once you'd have something good to write about and you take a pen and the words that come out are filled with sadness and grim pictures. Well written poem.

    Hopkins Avatar Lori Hopkins
    Date: 1/25/2014 4:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    ops! posted reply in wrong place! Thank you for reading and for your kind words. :)
  1. Date: 2/15/2013 8:41:00 AM
    hi my dear friend Lori.. hw are u ??indeed this is a very pretty poem for me dearest poetess Lori,, i luv this wonderful write...:) enjoyed reading your great work sweet friend :) <3 <3 <3 SK

    Hopkins Avatar Lori Hopkins
    Date: 2/15/2013 9:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you. I'm doing allright. I just moved from Anaheim CA to Myrtle Beach South Carolina. My back yard is a forest. It's a good place for inspiration once my mind settles. I hope you are doing well. Thanks for your kind comments. <3
  1. Date: 12/2/2012 2:02:00 PM
    Very well written. No garden of eden here, but that is OK. At least we can still laugh. Smog attack power? You're onto something! The items you pick are very funny. Sounds like you've experienced all these things. I here Mars is nice.

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 6:20:00 PM
    Wow this was really good:)I like the line "for inspiration I walked barefoot in the grass but wouldn't you know it I stepped on glass" It really has a sense of great irony of your thoughts. I enjoyed this Please keep up the good work! I look forward to reading more from you!!

  1. Date: 11/29/2012 5:35:00 PM
    Ha,ha..Very nice. :o) I know what your going thru there.Looking for the beauty,but only finding the beast...

    Kearley Avatar Dan Kearley
    Date: 11/29/2012 5:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


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