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January 19, 2018
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Poetry? Impossible!

Rhythm? Meter? Rhyme?

They're moving walls - a labyrinth

Solvable by few minds.


For year's I've dug for this precious jewel

Through rock! Brick! Stone!

A two foot hole, an inch in width,

And no poetry I've gained from so.


My progress in my search for it

Is as miserable as this poem,

And as pointless as some painted ship

On some painted ocean.


But search, I've done for 50 years,

So I'll search for 50 more;

And maybe, if you see me then,

I'll be halfway done with this chore.

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Liv.HarrisThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. said...
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This is my new favourite thing... Writer's block sure instills in us the passion for a topic, and often, brilliant works are produced. Just like this gem right here!
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