The Quest for Eloquence

June 1, 2012
By starsatnight SILVER, West Linn, Oregon
starsatnight SILVER, West Linn, Oregon
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Favorite Quote:
"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed." -Ernest Hemingway

I sit down at my laptop and try to type
a poem that others would like.

So why is this so darn hard?
I guess only wishing can’t spin a good yard.

I try to squeeze in similes and metaphors,
but typing them is such a bore.

In my head everything is crystal clear.
But out comes a jumble of nonsense, oh dear…

Heck, this poem is coming out sucky
Might as well go play with my rubber ducky

Nothing ever is the way it’s supposed to be
even my couplets are horrible, can’t you see?

A rhyming dictionary was my friend in writing this.
Oh well, I guess I’ll never achieve the quest for eloquence.

The author's comments:
I sure hope the margins won't be like that when I post it...why are the margins so close together? >:) Oh well, it's supposed to be couplets, but some lines have been doubled. This is just sort of a playful thing to emphasize how bad my attempts at writing eloquent poetry are. Anyone can relate? xD Cause all the poems on here are 10x more amazing than I could ever be!

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