A NON POEM

I am trying very hard
to write something for today.
The Wordle words just won’t
connect in any way.
At the poets pub they’re thinking as children
but I am far too old.

The Octowrimo prompt today
leaves me shivering with cold:
a poem of love between
a toothbrush and a bicycle tyre
the most bizarre we’ve ever seen.
So I’ll give it best
and take a rest.
Maybe Monday will be better.

I’ve written too much poetry lately, two thirds of the way through Octpowrimo.  But being a determined type, I will see it through to the bitter end.  

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25 Responses to A NON POEM

  1. Misky says:

    I also found them difficult, so I just forgot about them until today. And then something came to mind with my first cup of coffee.

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  2. Gillena Cox says:

    writer’s block? aw! next week then

    much love…

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  3. yikici says:

    Aww (sending you hugs), I totally know what you mean about the OctPoWriMo prompt, that had me stumpted too; but lovely little ditty. 🙂

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  4. oldegg says:

    Even a friendly wave is just as welcome.

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  5. Irene says:

    Glad you’re back to poeming, Viv.

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  6. Using some of the wordle words or not, prompts or not, you made me smile with your creativity!

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  7. Oh, don’t we all have days like that! It can be a real challenge to get the words in context.

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  8. daphnepurpus says:

    I really enjoyed this!! Thank you so much!

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  9. I didn’t even KNOW there was an Octo challenge until I read this!! Keep on going, Viv. This statement of sorry observations actually is quite clever. I liked it! Amy

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  10. You have managed an intriguing poem nevertheless. A toothbrush and a bicycle tire? That would send me to the couch for a nap!

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  11. seingraham says:

    Well done Viv! When the words won’t come, choose to use other words. And if this is the poem you came up with when you weren’t writing a poem…I’d say you’re staring down age rather well.

    http://thepoet-tree-house.blogspot.ca/2013/10/notice-how-nothing-nohow.html

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  12. I don’t know about the toothbrush and the bicycle tire…that would certainly challenge my creativity, although there are possibilities for a child’s poem. As for being too old…come on! Age is all in the mind (and body)!!! :0)

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  13. Nice, Viv. Octpowrimo and I are not acquainted. Life is busy. You rock, my friend!

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  14. It’s fun to fool around with words – yours have turned into a poem!

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  15. I, being a rather lazy poet, am in utmost awe of your work and effort and I have no doubt you will make it to the end of Octpowrimo in a blaze of glory!

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  16. nan says:

    I enjoyed this, Viv. Nice rhythm and it gave me a laugh. Take a rest! You deserve it! (Nicely done anyway!)

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  17. Snakypoet (Rosemary Nissen-Wade) says:

    Ha ha – the poem you write when you’re not writing a poem?

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  18. magicalmysticalteacher says:

    Oh, may you not be bitter at the end! 😉

    Whirling Photo Album

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  19. brian miller says:

    hey, old is a state of mind…smiles…and who says love like that cant happen, but what will their children look like? smiles.

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  20. I think you did quite nicely Viv- I had a visual of a toothbrush and a bike tyre – so all is not lost ~ smiles.

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  21. Ha.. sometimes inspiration is hard to find. But I actually think the bizarre thoutght of a bicycle tyre and a toothbrush could be made into a childrens poem (bizarre and children can go well tohgether) — Have a happy Sunday.

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  22. That IS a bizarre prompt!

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