National Poetry Day

Well today is the day – National Poetry Day. The launch of the Poetic Vision anthology was great with over 70 people in the Zoom room.

In view of the day & my attempts to get into writing more I came up with a very short, hopefully funny rhyme.

National Poetry day is today
When all the wordsmiths come out to play
And as I attempt to write a little ditty
I hope & I pray it won't sound too shitty

Creation is easier using pencil and paper
Deciphering it? Yeah that's a good caper,
Has a spider scrawled across my page?
Or is it a sign of my old age?

The muses who help relay the rhyme
Always turn up at just the wrong time
At 3am I should be asleep.
Instead of deciding which words to keep

When morning comes will I remember,
The words that came to me late September
And as I struggle to read what I wrote
I've completely forgotten that 'brilliant' quote.


The Writer

This is something I wrote over 25 years ago. It makes me laugh as some of it has come true. I wear contact lenses and glasses for reading and typing, but when resting my eyes as I haven’t got varifocal or bifocal lensesĀ – my glasses do wear glasses.

I’m still waiting for the ‘Rich and Famous’ part though.

the writer