A Poem of Frustration

I have never been good at writing poetry
because the words that often flow from me
have a cheesy little rhyme scheme,
the A-B-A-B type.

I can never break the mold
and make poetic gold.
But maybe if i’m bold
I’ll write without the gripe.

But then there’s the issue of content.
No matter how much time I’ve spent,
other people’s poems I too often resent.
But their ideas i can’t blatantly steal.

Love poems seems silly,
Or, is it a good poem, really?
If I write about the weather being chilly?
If only I had more zeal…

I want to be good with words
like the people deemed, “nerds”.
Hey, this poem rhymes in thirds!
I’m breaking away this time.

So I guess I’ll just keep at it
this poetry mountain i’ll climb
oh no, that’s it, I’ve had it
I’m back to the A-B-A-B rhyme!

One Response to A Poem of Frustration

  1. K_shaw says:

    Clever, I liked it.

    Poetry is difficult to learn and like any form of art, open to outside amateur criticism. Everyone’s a self-proclaimed critic.

    If it were not for the preemptive “tongue-in-cheek”-ness of the poem, I might say that you should not (most of the time) start with a rhyming word and write the content second. (home/gnome incident) I much prefer a partial rhyme to a forced perfect rhyme (and even sometime over a great perfect rhyme).

    Anyways, I really liked the last stanza. Very clever and a great closing to the poem! Makes the reader smile.

    Just the humble but accurate opinion of a self-proclaimed, un-credentialed critic…

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