Crimson’s Creative Challenge #142 – Wanting to Write.

I wanted to write something pithy,

Always do, doesn’t mean it happens though.

The words are there,

Lined up in my mind

Jostling with each other

Wrapping themselves in knots to the point where they become an incoherent mass of letters.

It’s been a lot like that of late.

I try, but words fail me, or so it seems

So, I go back to reading other people’s words

Even though at times I don’t agree with the order they have used them.

But every man to his own,

Language has its own saving grace

We respond with the words we choose

We put them in the order that satisfies us

We experience that sense of contentment

Job well done.

Maintaining our standards is important

Criticism is good, in small doses,

One needs to be resilient, keep one’s sight on what we want to achieve

Stand tall when all around us might be a wasteland.

Written for: https://crispinakemp.com/2021/07/28/crimsons-creative-challenge-142/

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12 Responses to Crimson’s Creative Challenge #142 – Wanting to Write.

  1. Sadje says:

    Satisfying oneself is very important Michael. This was a great poem.

  2. That was very cleverly done, esp the way you tied it to the prompt at the last. 🙂

  3. Lyn says:

    It seems like ages since you wrote something, Michael, but it’s only been a week. The days have just been oozing into one another lately. Too many idiots around down here who won’t obey the rules and now one of them has caused problems up in your neck of the wood 😕

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