Running out of things to say?
Let us try this game, we call it word play
Go on think of a word
It can be anything, clever or absurd
No hurry take your time
Toss them around choose one that will rhyme
What’s keeping you? It’s not that difficult
No, I’m not arguing with you or trying to insult
Just gentle prompting to help you along
Believe me; I wouldn’t try to put you wrong
No luck yet trying this on your own?
Try calling a friend on your mobile telephone
Great, you got an answer what did they say?
They told me for guidance I should kneel down and pray
Well go on then, down on your knees
I guarantee this will be a breeze
You have a word? Wonderful, share it with me please
What was this word again? Did you say trapeze?
Ok, so now we’re off to a flyer
You can now write a poem about a performer on a circus high wire
How with nerves of steel they step out into the unknown
Nothing will distract them they’re in a world of their own
The audience watch and marvel at artistic skill
Like you, when the act is finished there is a relieved shrill
They have negotiated the wire, you have written a poem
Running out of things to say? Never, once you allow your mind to roam
All of this goes to prove that it can be done
Never think of writing as a chore, treat it as a lot of fun
Planting words between the lines watch your poem grow
I’ll be waiting in anticipation to see your work on show.
C. J. Black
10th April 2013