Sunday, September 16, 2007

bad poem

The work in the office is draining the creative energies. Hardly have time to write anything, or go blog visiting. Please make do with this attempt I cobble together last night.

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bad poem

i am trying
to write
a good poem
but ..
i have just
switched off
the games console
and the words
the words
just hang
at the edge
of the tongue.

it is now 12:46 a.m.
according to
my trusty cell phone.
the aircon is
droning away,
i have no choice,
i have closed
the windows,
those damn
fruit flies
will come.

it is a
bad poem, no?
please, but two days
of churning reports
at work
is not healthy
for poetry.


mood of the day
the mood is tired

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Blogger floots said...

if it tells what you are feeling then it has done its job
take it easy :)

16 September, 2007 21:39  
Anonymous reluctant scribe said...

Kind of cool to write a poem about writing a bad poem. It's certainly original.

Not that I think it's bad at all. I like the clarity of the language and the little details here. The ending actually made me chuckle (I know how you feel, trust me :)).

Don't you think it's sometimes just nice to write whatever it is that is on one's mind? I think I'm going to do that now, thanks for the inspiration :)

Hang in there and I second floots. Take it easy

17 September, 2007 21:01  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thanks, floots!
just letting go some steam. :)

hi Ario,
thanks for your comments!

yes, for this piece, i just write whatever came to mind, with little editing, just checks for typos. i thought it might not be a good one, hence the title. : )

maybe it's easier to write something in the middle of the night. :)

17 September, 2007 23:16  
Blogger polona said...

i think it reflects the mood quite well :)
not a bad poem imho

19 September, 2007 03:31  
Blogger dsnake1 said...


back from your vacation already? hope you had a great time.

19 September, 2007 22:57  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree, work stress does terrible things to creativity... :/

I'm at a lost for words all together lately.

- Liz

20 September, 2007 15:30  
Blogger magiceye said...

:) it is a catharsis... worth every word!

20 September, 2007 22:52  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

dun worry, Liz, take it easy.
(now, who's talking?) :)

you are right there about the stress,it sure doesn't help creativity.

hey magiceye,
it sure is!
worth every word, yah!

20 September, 2007 23:56  
Blogger Medusa aka expiringpoet said...

Haha...that was certainly entertaining and amusing! Bad days come and go...look forward to the great days, they're just round the corner :)

22 September, 2007 05:50  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Work has been draining my creative pond dry of late too. This is one very good bad poem!!

22 September, 2007 19:41  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hey EP,
entertaining, ah? good to hear that. :)

i think work is also draining your creative energies, you aren't posting much. :)

so it is the work too. :)

a good bad poem? :D

22 September, 2007 21:23  
Blogger gautami tripathy said...

I have been tired for so long that I have forgotten!

25 September, 2007 02:27  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

no, you have boundless energy. :)

i am amazed, you are posting almost every day, plus you are a school teacher. is it the coffee? :)

25 September, 2007 11:46  

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