Holding Pen

Accidental Poet


Something of a metaphor

This place to keep my prose

It might begin as an idea

And within my heart it grows


Sometimes with pen in hand

Quickly, I’ll write it down

Should it not flow well

I’ll change it all around


Held within my pen

Of varied flock

My children, if you will

Born of ticks from the clock


I’ll birth you of passion

Watch you grow and mature

Signed by me with pride

Certain of that I’m sure


So here my children you’ll live

Within my holding pen

Your sisters and brothers will join you

When again I’m holding pen


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2011


  • Author: Sharon\'s Poet (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 13th, 2017 18:38
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 70
  • User favorite of this poem: Isabella.
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  • John Prophet

    Great piece on the process of art creation! Well done.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks JG. Appreciate your reading and compliment. ; )

    • myself and me

      It seems you have fixed the PC problem.
      Have you ever counted how many children had come out of your holding pen.
      A metaphor well done.

      • Accidental Poet

        Yes m&m, it was just a driver problem. I had a bit too much to drink. LOL No seriously, it was an outdated driver but it didn\\\'t tell me which driver it was. And me, not being the computer tech that I need to be, took a little longer to get it fixed.

        How many children have I in my holding pen? 300? 400? Hard to say, some got mistakenly deleted a few years ago. But I\\\'ve been infected with the writer\\\'s disease and there\\\'s no known cure for it. Guess I\\\'ll go to my grave a poet with an unfinished poem in my hand. ; )
        UPDATE: Just checked, 480 in one folder on my PC, and in another of unfinished poems about 100. Then the mistakenly deleted maybe another 200.

        • myself and me

          It seems you need a big palace to raise those children.

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        • WL Schuett

          Nice AP You've seemed to have hit the creative process right on the head with this poem

          • Accidental Poet

            I am but a student learning from greats as yourself. Thanks WL. ; )

          • malubotelho

            Very nice writing. What a big family you have. You are a father to all those children? Nice way of thinking and being responsible for your writing.

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks malu, a big family it is. Fortunately all my kids are well behaved. LOL. ; )

            • Goldfinch60

              Good write, keep holding that pen.

              • Accidental Poet

                Thanks Goldfinch. On occasion I do have to use the pen to fix the pen. ; )

              • Isabella

                Love love love this. It's my favorite of your works actually. Great job.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thank you Isabella. You've read more of my poetry?

                  • Isabella

                    Yea, a lot of the ones you've posted up here. It's really good. Love how your style remains concise but still has that great punch needed to make good poetry.

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