Monday, April 03, 2006

Parts Left Over

I decided to write
a really good poem,
filch a few metaphors
from unsuspecting words,
pawn some letters and vowels
for a stake in a line.
After I’ve picked every pocket,
piled up my bag-lady trinkets,
I’ll take the jigsaw pieces, and
fit them into a verse.
Like putting together
a bicycle on Christmas eve,
I left out the damn simile!

(all rights reserved Pat Paulk 2006)

18 comments:

Aurora said...

:)

anu said...

how utterly lovely Pat :)

Eric said...

excellent as always.

polona said...

wow, love this! :)

Pris said...

You always make me smile with your poetry. Thank you!! Another good one.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I really like this! :)

Queen Neetee said...

This is so much fun! I like it. What talent!

Thanks pat

floots said...

you left out nothing
(now there's a concept) :)
nice one

Arunima said...

came through blow's link. Love your poems.

Arunima said...

I cannot write poetry :-(

Pat Paulk said...

AA-:))

Anu-Thank you!!

Eric-Glad you keep coming by!

Polona-I always like to read wow!

Pris-I'm glad I can add a smile to your day! Thank you!

Andrew- Hope you weren't in any of those bad storms? Thanks!

QNT-It was fun to write! Always look forward to your new creations!!

Floots-Yes that would be new for me!!! Thanks!!

Arunima-Glad you came by. Thank you!!

steve said...

sitting down to write poetry can be a blast - I'm so glad you do these, Pat, keeps it fun!

Borut said...

Smiling at a bicycle without a simile…

Masago said...

...better keep our words behind locked doors. :-)

Pincushion said...

...oooh and don't forget the alliterating and alluring tone!
Lovely isn't she!
:))

bre said...

Very funny.

boulies said...

Cleaver you are Pat, and fun.

Pat Paulk said...

Steve thanks!! I'd explode if I didn't.

Borut, always glad to bring a smile!!

Vaughn, I've had words that almost got me put behind locked doors!!

Pin, I love the alliterating and the alluring!!

Thank you Mandy!

Boulies, I strive hard at being fun!!