Accidental Poet

Doctor’s Orders



Staring into empty space

Sad and lonely

Needing someone to listen

A trusted friend, if only



Used and abused by so-called friends

Tension and stress over load

Lack of confidence

The result of wrong turn roads



Compose words of poetic verse

Post poetry on My Poetic Side

Repeat as necessary

When symptoms refuse to hide


Doctor’s orders:

Face your fears

Stand your ground

Invest in self-pride

Write it all down


Copyright © Accidental Poet 2017


  • Kat

    Have a wonderful birthday and great write! Hope all is well with you today.

    • Accidental Poet

      Thank you for the birthday wishes, but my birthday is not until December 11th. There seems to be a glitch in the system as you're the 4th or 5th person to do so. I'm doing well Kat, hope you are too. (((HUGS)))

    • orchidee

      A fine write AP. Yes, it got someone else's birthday wrong too! lol.
      Ahh is it the American thing? Date shown as: US month/day/year. The UK way is: date/month/year.
      Makes sense: somehow the UK date form is taken?
      If you was born Dec 12th it would be correct: 12/12/year.
      Know what I'm waffling on a bout?

    • orchidee

      Mine's on the 18th of a month, so dunno when that will show up? 18 months in a year?

    • Accidental Poet

      Thanks orchi, that does make a lot of sense. I hadn't even thought of that. Probable how I have my settings, I'll look into that right now. You're a super hero orchi, cape flying in the breeze, standing there arms folded so proud. Now I'm the one waffling. Thanks orchi.

      • Accidental Poet

        Well orchi, now I'm stumped. On my profile settings it has my birthdate listed correctly, and on the public profile view it's listed correctly. So the 12th of November is now past, I think i'll leave it alone and see what happens on my real birthday next month. I'm feeling twice as old now having two birthdays in the same year. Not easy being me orchi.

      • Drewp

        A lovely write. It resonates with me very much without boring you with the details. Happy Not Birthday and thank you.

        • Accidental Poet

          Thanks for reading Drewp, and no you didn't bore me.

        • Christina S

          A wonderful write! I love the way you wrote this out. I especially like the prescription. I think we could all do more of this if we're not posting daily already.

          • Accidental Poet

            Thanks Christina, I think the Prescription line was the hook that first got me to write this one. The whole idea of a doctor's visit resulting in writing poetry to feel better. Hey, it always works for me. ; )

          • myself and me

            A good doctor to visit.

            • Accidental Poet

              Thanks m&m, yes it was a great doctor's visit. Fixed me write up. ; )

            • Goldfinch60

              Good write and writing it all down becomes a great step forward

              • Accidental Poet

                Thanks Goldie. Write two poems with a glass of wine and call me in the morning. ; )

                • Goldfinch60

                  A glass of Rioja of course.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Happy unbirthday AP and keep taking the tablets. Love the way this is structured - original and such a good write.

                  • Accidental Poet

                    Thanks Michael. Sometimes I get lucky and it works.

                  • Shadowbox15

                    Wow. That’s a very relatable poem. Thank you.

                    • Accidental Poet

                      Thank you Shadowbox. I'm glad you like it.

                    • w c

                      Thanks AP! I think I'll try to write myself a bit of medicine today.

                      • Accidental Poet

                        My goodness WC, you're looking better already. ; )

                      • Syd

                        I enjoyed this Accidental Poet. Writing can be therapeutic, I wrote a 10 word poem about a visit to the doctor (it was for a 10 word challenge) I might post it someday - Syd

                        • Accidental Poet

                          Thanks Syd, I'd love to read it.

                        • Diamond

                          Superb! Enjoyed it very much.

                          • Accidental Poet

                            Thanks for stopping by Diamond, glad you like it.

                          • Martina Lynch

                            A great poem to remind us of why we sometimes may reach for pen. I too enjoyed this one AP.

                            • Accidental Poet

                              Many reasons to reach for a pen Martina. But the best reason is in your heart.

                              • Martina Lynch

                                That is very true AP.

                              • WL Schuett

                                Great Rx AP .... good poem

                                • Accidental Poet

                                  Thanks Bill. Appreciate your reading and compliment.

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