Scrath That

February 20, 2010
By DaniW PLATINUM, New Bern, North Carolina
DaniW PLATINUM, New Bern, North Carolina
29 articles 1 photo 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
By Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross


Scratch this, scratch that
Into the waste bin it flies
No, that’s not good
And its friend joins

Scratch this, scratch that
Switch the lines here
Adjust a word there
Ugh, still horrible
Ball up the paper yet again

Scratch this, scratch that
Why doesn’t anything sound right
Crumble it up, shoot
If only this was basketball
For every mistake, two points
At least I’ve mastered my hook shot

Scratch this, scratch that
A new paper, a clean start
Nothing is… wait scratch that
I’m done, finally finished
Mere inches of a poem
Countless hours of writing
And only one overflowing trashcan

The author's comments:
Based on the quote, "The wastebasket is a writer's best friend." ~Isaac Bashevis Singer

Similar Articles

JOIN THE DISCUSSION

This article has 1 comment.


DaniW PLATINUM said...
on Feb. 28 2010 at 7:32 pm
DaniW PLATINUM, New Bern, North Carolina
29 articles 1 photo 31 comments

Favorite Quote:
People are like stained-glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out but when the darkness sets in their true beauty is revealed only if there is light from within.
By Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross

Oops! Its supposed to be "Scratch That" but I have spelling issues. I fixed it so its also published as "Scratch That"


SciArc

MacMillan Books

Aspiring Writer? Take Our Online Course!