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Sunday, October 30, 2011

For Magpie, and for Real Toads Mini-Challenge

Photo prompt from Magpie Tales

Using the photo prompt from Willow Manor for tomorrow's Magpie Tales, plus the 19-line 38-syllable Waltz Wave poetry form suggested in Kerry's Sunday mini-challenge at Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, I submit this, the title of which might possibly be longer than the entire poem.

Irrefutable Evidence
Proving the No-Pain-No-Gain Theory to be Invalid

My
typing
is
rotten,
my muses
are worse —
I
throw ink
on the wall
in my fury!
No verses
will come.
I
am numb,
stricken dumb!
In my
pain,
there's no
gain!

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27 comments:

jabblog said...

I enjoyed this very much, Kay. I must have a look at 'I G with Real Toads' again:-)

Kerry O'Connor said...

Gosh, Kay, and you threw in some rhyme too. This has a wonderful beat to it - can imagine it being bashed out on an old typewriter.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love this - the title is fantastic and the verse very humorous. I am writing on a similar theme.
signed, Headless in Port Alberni

Frances Garrood said...

Great! (And don't we all know the feeling!)

anthonynorth said...

Sometimes it's like that, but I enjoyed this.

Martin said...

You convey a sense of frustration, well.

thingy said...

Love it, love it. : ) LOL. The title is fabulous.

Kathy Bischoping said...

Cool rhyme scheme, matching form to content in that the narrator is thundering along in iambs and then at the end, just as she gets utterly stuck, just as a closing couplet that includes a rhyme with "fury" is what we're set up to expect, it's denied! (Plus, there was a bit of a Dorothy-Parker-"Resume" feel that was fun.)

Titus said...

Made me smile Kay, thank you! And golly, you managed some rhyme too. Superfunny.

Kay said...

loved the pace of this, just great and the title is fab too!! x

Sioux said...

Kay--Marvelous title, and I agree. That's why I don't exercise. Pain does not result in gain ;)

(I'm a bit envious of your ability to rhyme, and make it seem so effortless and not forced.)

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, yes! So cleverly crafted!

Gemma Wiseman said...

The poem thumps out a determined stance! And adore the flick at a cliche in the title!

The Old Raven said...

Young lady ... I feel for you. We have all been there. But I fear, you speak not the truth as you have mastered a form with rhyme divine and words ever clever!

Nanka said...

This is extraordinary but sad we do not get to use the royal blue ink bottles with fillers anymore!! The era of ball point and gel pens it is!! So no fun of splashing ink :D What a mess we made when we first learnt to write with those pens!! The ink blobs looked kind of cute :D

WINDOWLAD said...

..you may be right at some aspect and i respect it.. thanks for the read!(:

~kelvin

Jinksy said...

That's terse! LOL

Jinksy said...

Did my comment disappear? Or do you have that annoying comment moderation
on?
First time round i merely said 'That's terse!" as it carried on with your rhyming...

chiccoreal said...

Dear Kay: Brave world a writer must face each day! You have made the case for a good case of beer! Need a muse beer!

Other Mary said...

Ack! That's me! Well done. I'm impressed by how well you write about being unable to write, lol.

Isabel Doyle said...

nicely typed!

Margaret said...

I didn't notice the ink! Details are important, afterall. Nice job with both challenges.

Lillian Susan Thomas said...

Looks like you were having fun writing this, and its fun to read! I like the rhymes thrown in, lol.

Brian Miller said...

smiles. nice piece...surely there is gain in just the penning of the words...

Jo Bryant said...

great love it - love the emotion

Arnab Majumdar said...

Nothing's lost as long as you've been able to string a few words together. That effort is always worth it :)

Cheers,
Arnab Majumdar on SribbleFest.com

Dave King said...

Enjoyable, but I don't believe a word of it!