Monday, April 2, 2012

June 26, 1977

If I could stop laughing long enough
to put to words this feeling
that's coming up from deep within
about to send me reeling

into bottomless oceans of metaphor
and plenty of cooked up cliche
but I should probably stop the rhyme
lest this feeling get led astray.

And so I leave you with someone else's words
to better tell my story
a song that reached its utmost height
on the birth of this allegory.

Trying hard now
it's so hard now
trying hard now

Getting strong now
won't be long now
getting strong now

Gonna fly now
flying high now
gonna fly, fly, fly...

A poetry prompt from NaPoWriMo


  1. That was awesome. I felt like the big disco ball came down and clocked me upside the head.

  2. into bottomless oceans of metaphor...

    Love this!!

    1. Thanks, Hannah! Btw, I checked out your blog, it's great.

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    1. Thanks, Misk Mask, and thank you for stopping by!

  4. Rhyming poetry is not the easiest stuff in the world to write. You are making your mark!

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    1. Thank you, MMT! And thanks for sharing your wonderful poem.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to read and comment, Irene!