On Poem Writing

Some words jingle, foam and pop;
sweet dainties of the mind-delight.
Like twangle, dangle, smoof and pling-
words that make my heart-song sing.

There are those words that ‘ping’ the night-
they sneak up fast behind with fright.
Like hooga, dooga, swarf and blight;
they grab your ankle--snarl and bite.

Like mit, and split, and stagger-twain;
they haunt like spirits…and remain.

Words like soldiers flood my cortex;
piling high; a thought-filled vortex.

A small battalion; they hold me fast;
accusing voice- “You battle-axe!
Just let us loose…to fly away-
or we’ll take you to court today!”

Terse and mean-they oft’ dispute;
“Let us out… avoid ‘bad’-lawsuit!”
They shake their finger-they rock the boat;
And when they’re out-they sometimes gloat.

But after all is said and done-
Words like friends are lots of fun.
They link arms and settle down;
to bring joyful blessing
all around.

Like “…joie de vivre” or “jolly elf,"
just stash these words upon your shelf.
And if a rainy day consumes, or black pitch-filled night
---it finds you;
just take words out and shine them up
to grace your head-
revive you.

They lead you on, they save the day-
words can take your breath away.
Adorning gems or jewels that glisten
Take them out and oft’ to listen.

Windswept, racing ,vast filled rooms
encrusted ones; dug up from tombs-
Like burnish or skirmish or gobbledygook
These words, to use--require work.

So when you’re lazy-or your mood; its gray-
gaze upon your life today
through the lens of poetry;
of jive-rhythm-song

and doldrums of the mind
begone!


(Copyright K.P; 2010)







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