Tried, I did.

I wish I may I wish I might 
write a new poem for you every night. 
And although I try so very hard
I can't seem to live up to the life of a bard.

I quiet my brain and I open my heart
and every night I come up with a start.

Next I begin to rhyme and riddle
I twist my words to create the middle.

But often I get stifled then.
Hung up in the struggle to form the end.

So my  unfinished poem gets tossed aside,
and I go back to bed thinking, "Well, I tried."

◄ I said to him one afternoon...

& love & need & love & need... ►



Fri 27th Sep 2019 04:38

thank you for reading my poem.
you have a most unusual name.
both of them.

try reading tomorrow's poem.

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sun 25th Aug 2019 13:10

Siren this perfectly sums up the whole poetry writing process for me and explains the reason I hardly ever finished poems! Writing on here is helping to relieve some writer's block though so keep posting

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Don Matthews

Sun 25th Aug 2019 11:46

Eiren will wonder what's going on Jason
The rhymers have taken full control
The poor girl's just new to the website
She'll be wondering what she's struck here on WOL

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Jason Bayliss

Sun 25th Aug 2019 11:17

The beginning's often a thought so clear,
That the idea seems to gleam and glitter,
But after an hour what you've got, I fear,
Is a paper ball to file under, "Litter."

J. x

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Don Matthews

Sun 25th Aug 2019 10:45

Eiren I thought I had lost you
It's been a while since you've come back
I think you're an interesting person
(Can't find me a rhyme, cul de sac?)

I'm still trying. It's not that I can't find a rhyming word but you gotta be so careful which word you choose these days. Political correctness and all that.

I'll try again, yes, I will Eiren
I won't let this thing get me down
Now have I got an end word to screen up? (thinks....)
OK, how about poem's a noun

Still not bard status.....but I tried ?

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Eiren Water

Sun 25th Aug 2019 10:07

Oh Don!

Don't sell us short just yet! We have many more lives to live and if we want it, we will. This I believe.
Then again, I believe in everything.

also... I don't believe in anything.

e. xxx

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Don Matthews

Mon 12th Aug 2019 10:42

I started a rhyme to comment you
Pulled out words and was ready to ride
But my iambs and trochees got mixed up
Had to toss it in bin - but I tried.

We'll never make bard status Eiren......?

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