Poetry distraction!

This happens to me all the time!

Just as I sit down to concentrate on finishing my latest novel, a poem will pop into my head. Such a huge distraction, but the quirky thing is… I welcome it. Life, after all, is not meant to be boring is it? So why shouldn’t we sometimes change our focus if means that the end result is going to be great?

Because it happens to me all the time, and I can’t do anything to stop it, I felt compelled to write a poem which sums up the feeling

I do hope you enjoy it, and that it raises a smile 🙂 Please leave me a comment if you can spare the time. I’d love to hear what you think.

Poetry distraction

My poetry is such a distraction

Not what you might think this implies

It’s there when I wake in the morning

And it lurks till night closes my eyes.

I’m trying to finish my novel

But each time I sit down to write

A poem will enter my head space

Full of promise with structure and might.

So of course I will entertain phrases

Which link in theatrical ways

And dance off the page with a flourish

Enhancing the brightest of days.

A moment to ponder flamboyance

Make it rhyme? Add some intrigue or zest…

Can’t declutter encroachment of favour

This one’s always apart from the rest.

The best yet, so shall I throw caution

to wind as I finish this text?

Or is that one line will remain an enigma

So, shelved, I moved onto the next.

It’s true, I have unfinished business

‘Work in progress’ I think you could say

But each poem I’ve started has meaning

I’ll not rush them; they’ll all have their day.

My poetry is such a distraction

And yet it’s so giving of thought

I’ll not tire from the lines I imagine

As I scribble down what life has taught.


Anita Williams

One Reply to “Poetry distraction!”

  1. Writer’s block can be difficult to channel and very frustrating. Even if you are not a poet, it is interesting how everyday things can often turn into rhyme or verse. A welcome distraction? We like to think so. Who knows, this could be the key to getting you back on track with your writing. Just a thought, but why not give it a try? Let us know what you think. 🙂