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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: The Writerís Skill/Craft (04/22/10)

TITLE: Oh, To Write
By Flora Sawyer
04/22/10


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OH, TO WRITE
A hundred thousand things a day
Demand my time and mind I say
There must be some other way
To get it done then I can play.

When I was young it was my kids
Later I'll write when they're in bed
I'll just put away the toys and sleds
Then I'll write till I am red.

Alas there comes at the door a knock
My neighbor's kids have left their socks
When at last I turn the lock
There comes full-tilt writer's block

Oh well I'll rise at 5 A.M.
Surely nothing can stop me then
My mind so clear that I could ken
A word from God from mind to pen

But woe is me I forgot to set
The clock alarm but never fret
I'll jump right up I've never let
Such minor details stop me yet

I'll just plug in the coffee pot
Then I will be Johnny on the spot
Oh oh my husband's lost his hat
But I can find it just like that ….

The years have passed and I have not
Found the time - that's been my lot
So take it from the would-be sot
Don't let your talent sit and rot.


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Benjamin Graber04/29/10
Ha! This has me laughing out loud... Great job in using rhymes to add to the humor of this poem.
Brenda Shipman04/29/10
Have you been spying on me? Yep, I could totally relate. Clever, hilarious, and so true to life. Yipee for such a fun poem!
harvestgal Ndaguba04/29/10
Oh My, I love it!. It's great and funny and so true. I totally relate.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 04/29/10
This is great advice. I find myself using those same excuses!
Beth LaBuff 04/29/10
Love your touch of humor in this well-written poem! Excellent work!
AnneRene' Capp 04/30/10
Charming in so many respects. Especially like the truth beneath the light hearted humor and the shared wisdom in your ending. Also learned a new word "ken", so another uplifting moment in your poem!
Marilyn Schnepp 05/01/10
Oh how cute! I loved your take on this topic...and I'm sure you'll get alot of "Ditto's" on ths, because it happens to us all. Really neat, and spells it out to us so poetically. Good job and an enjoyable read! (*.*)
Coleene VanTilburg 05/02/10
Yes, other business does get in the way sometimes. But you found the time...this time to write a cute and catchy verse. thanks