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)


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...


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!!