A Poet's Quest
The quicksand into which I now sink
Is my inability to creatively think;
Try as I might
The poems that I write
Are mundane and so commonly trite.
I must step outside of the box;
Find the keys that undo the locks;
Become a surprise
To curious eyes
For above this sameness to rise.
I need to break the mold;
Be uncommonly bold;
Tell stories in ways they have never been told.
Break away from the pack
Of poetry hacks;
My enemy of apathy attack.
This poem doesn’t quite do the trick,
But to this challenge, I swear, I will stick;
I will do my best
To prepare for the test
Of completing my creativeness quest.
NOTE FROM THE AUTHOR: My apologies to all the great and struggling poets out there. I mean no disrespect with the “poetry hacks” phrase. I think we all are trying to find our own style or brand of writing that helps us to stand out in a crowd of many talented writers. I hope you take no offense with this phrasing. I include myself in the congregation of poetry hacks.
Copyright © Joe Flach | Year Posted 2016
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