Today I got this notification – today you reached One Thousand posts on WordPress. A massive thanks to all and to those whose posts I shared over the years you are part of this memorable number.
Away from the water cooler.
Sometimes your poem needs only be three chords
To be a hit.
(c) Chris Black. April 2018
C. J. Black
Thinking back on the time that this whole new world was opened up for me
And all my scribbling from down the years were to be laid bare for all to see.
I was set up on Soundcloud on Facebook and on Twitter
I went along with this action hoping to give the world a titter?
That was what I thought at first, until I was introduced to WordPress
It was then I started to take this seriously? I wanted to impress, I guess.
Isn’t it just amazing this thing they call going viral?
The thoughts that once lay dormant in your head suddenly begin to spiral.
It gives you a real kick start, gets you to concentrate more on what you’re doing
My mind could now be likened to the crab apple tree – bearing fruit for stewing.
By putting my scribblings out there it may give at least one reader pleasure
It really does not burden me in fact I get great pleasure
In putting words down on a page where they always seem to rhyme?
It is not for profit that I compose but really just to pass the time.
(On saying that though if there’s an agent out there wishing to take a look
Do contact me at any time I’m always in the market and willing to turn a buck!)
It is very therapeutic, don’t just take my word –
Go on, sit down try it yourself don’t think what you write might be absurd
Take stock of what you have just read, there is no doubt but you can do much better
The alphabet is there to assist – go on give it a lash there is a use for every letter.
C. J. Black©β Monday, 05 May 2014.