If I Were a Poet

October 20, 2011
Sometimes thoughts form in my head, fall off my lips, and land on my paper easily.
After all, I am a poet; so words, they kinda work for me.

Sometimes I feel so inspired and the words just flow and flow.
As if my name were Shakespeare or Edgar Allan Poe.

But there are times when I can't decide which words to select. I just don't know which ones would have the most powerful effect.

I'm a writer but I can't decipher why my paper is still completely blank.
I thought I was a poet, but now I don't know what to think.
It feels like the cat has my tongue and it's holding on tight. This is absurd, it's as if I've completely forgotten how to write.

For crying out loud, I'm suppose to be good at writing.
I keep trying to catch the right words, but all the wrong fish won't stop biting.
So many words are racing through my head, creating heavy traffic.
I see one dancing past me, but I can't seem to grab it.

I guess I'm not a poet.
I should just give up writing and forever lay down my pen.
I'm not a writer, poetry is too hard; I don't even know where to begin.

Writing was my dream, but I guess I have to let go of it.
The truth hurts. The truth is...
I am not a poet.

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JaneCapelle This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 5:09 pm
Definitely a poet!! =) this was very good, i love all the rhyming and it had great flow...lol love the irony too XD...nice job, 5/5! =)
Ezzallenne replied...
Feb. 3, 2012 at 5:17 pm
Thank you :) You should look at and comment on my other work if you get the chance.
Shmelmo said...
Nov. 12, 2011 at 7:49 pm
I think you definately are a poet :) Great Job, my favorite line is the first one. I know what the feeling is like, too! Happens to me all the time -the worst is when you think you have a great idea and you just can't seem to get it on your paper! Please Keep Writing -you're very good at it! I hope your book is coming along good, too!
mariahdances said...
Oct. 26, 2011 at 10:46 am
Amazing job! :) BRAVO!
Lexie96 said...
Oct. 23, 2011 at 6:51 pm
Yup, just about exactly how writer's block works! Good poem, though, I think you're doing great.
Ezzallenne replied...
Oct. 23, 2011 at 6:55 pm
:) yeah. It's my favorite thing to do. I'm writing a book, too.
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