Even before setting out to write
Have you found yourself overwhelmed,
engulfed, even swamped by words?
Trying to be forthright and at the same time
simple in what you wish to portray
enjoying the essence of wordplay.
Ambition is a fine thing
but most of the time do you dream instead of doing.
Write a nice tidy poem whispered the Muse
was that mentioned to assist or confuse?
Good metre and perfect rhyme
a poem to grip the imagination of the reader
it need not be sublime.
Bitching and snitching didn’t we all do it while at school
it was part of the hidden rule.
This was back in the day
when you were afraid to squeal on the bully
it has now turned full circle, well and truly.
This is a good thing?
bring them together allow them kiss and make up
but there is always a sting.
OK keep your cool don’t go jumping to conclusions
causing confusion, figuratively speaking this can be done
so as not to confuse anyone.
Being a writer you can sign off at any stage
the reader can then consider to engage
We will get nowhere quickly if we continue to stand still
waiting on the wind.
(c) Chris Black 2017.