Saturday, November 20, 2010

Nov PAD Challenge Poem #16


The Nov PAD Challenge Poem #16 comes from the Day 15 prompt: a "just when you thought it was safe" poem. So here's a rough, rough draft:

SAFETY
When logic says "no"
and imagination says "yes"--

When words fly easily,
gliding across page effortlessly
on updrafts of thought--

When characters speak,
carrying wise conversation
and all I have to do
is transcribe their dialog--

When all flows together beautifully,
so beautifully that
one feels blessed to write--

But one thought, one idea, one false step
forces everything to explode,
disintegrating into rubble--
bits of ideas floating gracefully
to earth in the aftermath.

I rise, injured, perhaps mortally,
placing the half-empty kettle
onto the stove to boil for tea.


Copyright 2010 by Susanne Barrett

So, "just when you thought it was safe," all hell breaks lose....

Pushing the pen forward,

2 comments:

julieunplugged said...

So enjoyed that Susanne! Love the kettle at the end. That's how I handle "all hell breaking loose" too!

Susanne Barrett said...

Thanks, Julie.

Sometimes tea is the only answer when all has gone to hell....

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