Thursday, June 9, 2011

Scramblin' To Make It Write

                                                                                                 Julie Kemp Pick

No matter what I say,
I just can't get it right.
It turns out way too heavy,
When I try to keep things light.

I work on something fun,
And then I hit a nerve.
I try to shoot it straight,
But I'm always thrown a curve. 

It's nice to keep it simple,
Never digging in too deep.
Then it rages like a pimple,
Bursting into a flaming heap.

Messages get distorted,
All themes have lost their core.
The mission is aborted,
And I have to swim to shore.

No matter what I say,
It stabs me like a sword.
But they still keep coming back,
My reward is, they're not bored.

22 comments:

  1. Nope...we're never bored. Communication IS a tricky thing innit?

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  2. This is a great poem, thanks for sharing.

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  3. Things often seem to happen like this. Sometimes I think people create too much out of too little.


    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  4. @mybabyjohn - Thank you and it is tricky!

    @Toyin O - Thanks for visiting and I will drop in on you!

    @Lee - Wise words from a wise man! Thanks Lee!

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  5. I never get bored with what you write, most enjoyable as is this verse.

    Yvonne @ www.welcometomyworldofpoetry.blogspot.com

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  6. Thanks Yvonne, I feel the same way!

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  7. Julie, I am really enjoying your poetry. No boredom here.

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  8. Whew! What an amazing process writing can be, taking the writer for a ride just as much as the reader.

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  9. Words is harder to use than we think, huh? When I first started writing they didn't scare me. Now I know better.

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  10. You are a great poet .love your sexy neighbor .

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  11. @Rhonda - Thanks so much Rhonda! It really means a lot coming from an "Overlord!"

    @Joanne - So true! I think I need to re-write my comment about the ease of taking risks on paper! Thanks Joanne!

    @Angela - I couldn't agree more! I think you realize that this is part 3 of an unexpected trilogy! Thanks Angela!

    @Sexy Neighbor - Thanks for the kind words! Now try to go to sleep, although you're much nicer in this foggy state! Julie

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  12. LUV IT!!~Oh to be lite and lacking loom and gloom~ha! That will be the day when all my writing is light as a feather~Julie that was a wonderful poem~I love coming to your blog~It puts a smile on my face~I guess you're writing must have that "lite step" to it because I seem to smile a lot~Thanks for sharing! luv lou

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  13. You always know the right thing to do and say!lrk

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  14. @lou - Thanks for brightening my day - no my week! I really enjoyed your poem "Now," as I thought it was very inspirational in that we shouldn't take our lives for granted starting this moment! It was completely free of "doom and gloom!" Thanks again lou!

    @lrk - As do you my friend!

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  15. Oh, I can relate! Writing anything is never easy. Great poem.

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  16. Thanks Talli, sometimes it feels easier than others when the words just flow, but when you least expect it, they can go off into an exploding minefield! Julie

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  17. Thanks for yet another smile. You managed to nail down the frustrations of writing perfectly. And honest, you're NEVER boring. And you like challenges, right? Huh, huh? I have a couple awards for you on my blog today, along with a little bitty, easy as pie challenge.

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  18. @Susan - Thanks for sharing your awards with me Susan! I really like your creative list. You will be a very tough act to follow. Thanks also for your very kind words. Julie

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  19. Hi Julie! I agree with others, I'm never bored by your writing. This is a great poem, as always.

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  20. Thanks Julie! I really enjoy reading your blog too and can't wait to read your new published article! Julie

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  21. I love this poem, Julie. It's interesting how a piece can have such a different impact on the author versus the reader.

    I found you through the other Julie's A-Z hop. Glad I did.
    Be well.
    Robyn

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