“Momma Said There’d Be Days…”








November PAD Challenge Day 17: write a poem that reveals something http://www.writersdigest.com/editor-blogs/poetic-asides/poetry-prompts/2011-november-pad-chapbook-challenge-day-17

“Momma Said There’d Be Days…”

There are days
when I don’t want
to write poetry.
When words refuse
to connect, become
belligerent combatants,
or worse, just wanna play
hide and seek. Peek
around corners then
disappear and what one
hears is distant whispers
and giggles.

Know on those days
not to force, try to remember
there is a balance. Days
when a poem will come
clear, land right here
on fingertips, humming
its way onto paper.

Elizabeth Crawford  11/18/11

Notes: My site didn’t want to cooperate with my wishes yesterday. Tried several times, then decided to go do something else.

About 1sojournal

Loves words and language. Dances on paper to her own inner music. Loves to share and keeps several blogs to facilitate that. They can be found here: https://1sojournal.wordpress.com/ https://soulsmusic.wordpress.com/ http://claudetteellinger.wordpress.com/
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3 Responses to “Momma Said There’d Be Days…”

  1. Mary says:

    Yes, it is better not to ‘fight with’ words who refuse to come. Words do have a way of annoying a person sometime or playing hide and seek! They are more friendly if a person accepts their idiosyncracies as they (undoubtedly) accept ours!


  2. Renee Espriu says:

    My whole life before mother died were those kind of days and it was very frustrating and now when I have one…once in awhile…I, too, know that there ‘is a balance’ and the words will come. Nicely written.


  3. Joy says:

    I love you poetry! When you are in Las Vegas, come be a feature at Human Experience. Visit us on the web http://www.the-human-experience.org You are great!
    Miss Joy


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