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Writing's a Drag

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Writing's a Drag

The Drag of Writing

A smidgeon of silly,
a scintilla of sad,
a wee gong of rhyming wit,

a sentence to start me
a participle dangling
a lead to bring me to it,

a last ditch lurch to my
personal God, who says 
“this is not worthy of prayer”

six single words is all I need
for my fingers to fly with a flourish, 
a little ole ‘v’ to victory,

parse me up
and parse me down
I’ll carelessly click the keys,

till I alphabetically ache
and a roll of the dice 
brings a poem for the centuries

Is that how THEY did it
Longfellow and Poe?
I’m not so sure they were so slow.



©Kathryn McLoughlin Collins
May 28, 2013

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  1. Date: 10/20/2013 10:32:00 AM
    I like your approach.

  1. Date: 9/13/2013 11:58:00 PM
    I feel your pain. I also exalt your joy. I've found that trying to write can be very stressful. Therefor, I've let the poems pick me. I guess it's kind of like fishing. You keep casting your line and reeling it in. Sometimes you snag a branch or some weeds, but eventually you catch the big one. That's when the ears are connected by a smile. This was a good write. Keep casting for that smile. Rockman :-)

  1. Date: 8/10/2013 5:47:00 PM
    You have a delightful flair for writing..you've expressed my dilhemas to a T....well done

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 11:28:00 AM
    Hi Kathryn - This has just been added to my list of favorites. Love it! - Gail

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Whoops! 'refERences' and the missing bracket before 'I love...' my bad!!!

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 5:11:00 PM
    Marvelous triplet construction... '...last ditch lurch,' 'fingers...fly... flourish.' 'careless...click...keys.' ( cool alliterations. I love the entire concept of the poem, especially the refences to Longfellow and Poe! BRAVO Kathy!! Much love, Keith

  1. Date: 6/7/2013 4:38:00 PM
    Kathryn , ha, i like this... thanks..Linda

  1. Date: 6/6/2013 8:54:00 PM
    You made me snort! Ha! and HA! You may tickle something lighter out of me next week... there is something to be said for a giggle. It's raining here and will be for a week, I believe... I'm feeling very..... soggy! Hugs and happy weekend, chum! :D

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 9:27:00 AM
    Sometimes putting a poem together is more a craft than an inspiration. Enjoyed. As for my Carefree and Simple poem. I fear it is simple minded, but I was desperate to post something. Yuk! Thanks, anyway, for reading it. Love, daver

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 12:50:00 PM
    neither so slow nor (probably) so frustrated... Terry (speaking only for myself, dear Kathy... a perspicacious poem!... nothing like a little alliteration... ;-) )

  1. Date: 5/30/2013 9:02:00 PM
    thank you for all the comments. a 7 poem here. DX