Have you ever tried to write, a poem against your will?
I can’t remember if I ever did, but tonight I think I will
Some people it must be said can write at the drop of a hat
On a specific subject or perhaps on this or that
There are those who are prolific in the art of writing prose
While others, when given time can rattle off a poem in rhyme
While a journalistic piece is an art form which should never cease
Those who write flash fiction will tell you it’s an addiction
Those who write biographies will I believe never be short of juicy stories
Journalists who report and write on war unfortunately never have to travel far
Then you have the composer keen on writing a musical piece
Harking back to the year of dot this practice will never cease
I’ve tried on a number of occasions an attempt to write a song
The truth I tell is that inevitably it always turns out wrong
The art of writing I would hope no one should to destroy
Nor should the art of keyboard fingering be allowed to die
I once knew a stenographer who enjoyed each day in court
But I must admit I never have met a male or female escort
So now you see any one can write anything you wish
Pick a subject make some notes – end up with a tasty dish
Now I’ve finished what I started out to do – wrote a poem against my will
Time to head for a darkened room after swallowing my chill pill!
C. J. Black
23rd February 2013.