Poet's Home             All Poetry       Sign Up!  Login
© 2000-2019 Individual Authors of the Poetry. All rights reserved by authors.   321775 Poems Read.

Search for Poetry


Read Poetry
The Inner String

The Hoping

Home, Ghuey, Sweet Home

Some Children Have Nightmares (tentative title)

Night Train


wandering the rolling hills ...(written for his model)

All The Changing....


Lonesome Love

two out of three people

A Start Again...(I Green-Dreamed Again Last Night)

The Little Bird Said

cat speech

Funny, Not Funny

All You Have To Do Is Breathe....


A Dog Should Have His Tail...

Enough to Clear The Clouds Away 4/13/2019

Checking Out


Hope Is Sometimes The Best Of All You've Got (definition poem)

Last Night

Someone Send Out A Search Party

Crows...writing exercise in honor of April /National Poetry month


Only The Choice To Be

When People Go

The Day You Left (Words From A Half-Remembered Dream)

Wake Wake Wake

It Is In The Rain

Dream Goblins Of The Night

More Poetry >>


  Sign Guestbook

Read Guestbook


No One Likes a Challenge A Challenger or One Who Wears Smart Pants

a word I just made up?

to describe the rot that has
infested my brain cells
and the lack of originality there recently

it is the fear all writers fear most
dull plodding sameness
dull plodding pedantry
I have lost my jack boots
can't kick a line out of the park
no more dark lines for the ditty girl here

maybe I can stoke the engine of aggravation
that is usually what gets things going again
some rotten monster of emotion
like anger/abandonment/sadness/fear
all of them on knees creeping together very near
unmanageable and all very bad children
making good poetry

everyone thinks emotions are such very bad things
being a word which is utterly meaningless
but bandied about like salt and pepper to flavor
yet rendering the language and the listener
unable to guess at the meaning and the message

so, what is my point today...
for when a writer who most assuredly
wants to say something of great import
he/she often finds the reader
nodding off into his/her beer or
buying another coffee or deliberately skipping
certain words in lovingly worded sentences

true, there are times I feel manipulated
that i am some crackpot

but, what if I were simply not paying attention
and I was manipulating you
playing my readers like a cat toy

awww that wouldn't be nice, now would it

well this poem is covering the gambit of things
and it isn't a poem but a rant or a ramble of sorts

oh, I see, no one likes a Challenge
or a Challenger or One who wears
Smart Pants.

I am feeling
very satisfied.


Yes, this is a rant of sorts, a little Tuesday morning exercize for
the fingers. You may have enjoyed or you may have been annoyed?

Copyright October 7, 2014 All Rights Are Reserved By This Author
Meloo/Melissa A Howells   Straight from Her Tilt-a-World

Vote for this poem

Please Comment On This Poem


 Email Address


Vote for this poem