Accidental Poet

Holding Pen

 

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

 

Comments6

  • collinsjg

    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 LOL No seriously, it was an outdated driver but it didn\\\'t tell me which driver it was.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. ; )

              • Kat

                Your children from your pen, surely you will let them meant us over and over again! Loved this.

                • Accidental Poet

                  Thanks Kat. My kids will visit with everyone I hope. ; )



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