Poetry comes to me at odd moments. I wrote this poem when I opened my eyes Saturday morning. I keep pen and paper next to me for moments like this. Don’t ask, I have no idea.
Heresy – A Writer’s Trial
Typo, here on the white page
Reader bewitched, writer cursed
The execution begins.
Beheaded, hanged, flagellation of the pen,
Blood cleansed, Ink purification.
Punishment, stones casted.
Writer’s heresy exposed
Excommunicated from the page
Book, Bell, and Candle,
Reader’s assembly, Typo exposed
Writer is hanged on the page,
Ink turns to blood.
Photo by M.A.D.
Free Style Poetry
Poetry can take many shapes. I am not a poet, but sometimes I feel inspired and have to write it down. The poem does not follow any rules, it just comes out – it just is. However, many think that you have to be in a certain mood or inspired in a particular way to write a poem. I disagree. I find that when I feel a “certain inspiration” – not sure how to describe it – I tend to write just poems. They don’t follow a specific feeling, they could be as far to one another in that sense, but they do follow a theme – usually. That is the way it is for me. Other times, I could write about a love affair and next about taxes. That is why I don’t call myself a poet – I don’t follow the rules of poetry. If there would be such a thing, mine would be called “free style poetry.”
Check the Poetry section on this blog – Totally Inspired.
If you have never written a poem and sometimes feel the urge but think that you can’t write poetry, write it down anyway. Let the inspiration flow, don’t think about it, write free style – embrace your Muse and let it out.