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:

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,


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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