Friday, April 27, 2012


The Trouble is …This Poem

It isn’t going to write itself --
and apparently neither am I
(I left it alone, by itself, all day
and it didn’t even try! )

I told it April’s hanging on
another day or three.
(It doesn’t seem to care a bit,
as you can plainly see)

It has no true ambition –
and its rhyme is rather poor.
It doesn’t really seem to care
just what’s a meta- for.

Poetic license has expired --
(it never paid its dues)
It’s obvious to me
it’s been abandoned by the muse!

The problem is:  it wants my help
but my mind’s in disarray
(It’s probably that glass -- or two --
of lovely Cabernet)

The trouble is… this poem
needs a total redesign
but, frankly, I don’t give a damn
and therefore, I decline

Now, you can call me Scarlet
(yes, O’Hara) – that’s ok
‘cause after all, tomorrow
(really!) is another day 

English: Film poster for Gone with the Wind. The public domain status of the poster is confirmed by court decision, although limitations may apply.
Date 1939
Author Employee(s) of MGM
(Reusing this file)
PD-icon.svg This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice. Unless its author has been dead for several years, it is copyrighted in jurisdictions that do not apply the rule of the shorter term for US works, such as Canada (50 p.m.a.), Mainland China (50 p.m.a., not Hong Kong or Macao), Germany (70 p.m.a.), Mexico (100 p.m.a.), Switzerland (70 p.m.a.), and other countries with individual treaties. See this page for further explanation.

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