This shouldn’t be so complicated,
after all of these years
it should be a snap.

Like the click of Dorothy’s
ruby red slippers.

Personally think they should
have been emerald green,
(she just wanted to go home).

So, here I sit, trying
to still my wandering mind,
slow down my heartbeat
so I can hear that quiet
voice of inspiration.

Maybe I should go out,
purchase some mint-green
stationery. Maybe
an emerald-green pen
with the same color ink.

Postpone the inevitable.
But that would make me
just another tired coward,
and I’d still have to write
this damned poem.

Elizabeth Crawford 4/4/2018

Note: The proverbial love/hate, stop/start, push/pull of anyone who writes. Image is a kaleidoscope from another digital design/

Posted at Waiting for Words 4: word for today is Complicated

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6 Responses to Complicated

  1. bwarren says:

    And here it is. Thank you. I love the click of your slippers, whatever color they may be.

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  2. annell4 says:

    I love what you did with “complicated”!

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  3. Marianne says:

    Yes! Love this. I, too, struggled with the word. Should not have been complicated, but it was. Writing a poem can be tricky. Well done, Elizabeth.

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  4. Pamela says:

    Nicely done, Elizabeth. It was a difficult word to use, but you a splendid job with it.


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  6. Sherry Marr says:

    I LOVE this poem! SO much! Made me smile. I so know the feeling.


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