It’s just a poem.
Here’s the dilemma I find myself in
Do I publish all this “stuff” I’ve written or ditch it all in the bin?
I seem to be churning out more than I can handle
If I took it to the shredder would it really be a scandal?
The other option open to me is to get it into print
One of the drawbacks I see in this, it would cost me a solid mint.
Pure speculation on my part I know
But what satisfaction, to see your efforts on show
Just imagine, your own book of poems on sale for the public to purchase
Before this could ever happen to me you will see pigs flying in space
That is of course unless there’s somebody out there
Who’s willing to take a chance to publish and the profits share?
Before I reach my 200th WordPress published piece
I’ll have considered whether to continue or whether I should cease
I’d continue to write for my own satisfaction
If I don’t get some sort of a positive reaction
It’s not like I want to be famous or become a millionaire
But if I did, I promise I’d learn to swagger with flair.
OK so I’m really now getting into fantasy land
This is not how this poem was at all really planned
But as I have now set out my stall
I’ll go ahead and publish it, for I do recall –
A friend once saying to me why not write a book of poems for the “craic”
Now I’ve thrown out a feeler so there’s no going back.
C. J. Black∁β