poetry

artwork by phil burns

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poetry

people ask why
I write poetry
and I say
I don’t think
I do

I just write words
in an attempt
often futile
to make sense of things
like
the world
my life
other people
and me

and sometimes
what I write
turns out to be
more like a poem
than a story

why
I can’t say
it isn’t always planned
I don’t necessarily know
what it is
when I start
or even
when I finish

so I try
not to analyse it
in case
it stops



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3 Responses to poetry

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  2. Lindsey says:

    I really like this. The simplicity of the words you have used add to the overall impact.

    Like

  3. jenne49 says:

    Love it.
    The ‘process’ summed up – in a poem!
    That there is no process – except life and words and the freedom in the writer of the words.
    And the last verse nails it.

    Like

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