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The Eclectic Pen - A Poem I Cannot Write

By: Lauren C. (Hutt5)  
Date Submitted: 1/6/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 65

  For My Husband. 03/27/04

I am given this task
to write a poem.
I look at this blank paper
that shouldn’t be blank.
The words will come, you say
but I have a doubting heart.
So I think.
And I try to form the thoughts
but they elude me.

Now I look down,
the paper is no longer blank
and I am amazed with myself.
The words have come to me.
I have written a poem
of how I cannot.

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MiMi-G - 1/7/2007 9:45 AM ET
I've felt just like that many times when I would sit down to write a poem. I've only written 2 poems. The first about my Mom and the second about my husband. I enjoyed yours very much.
Kathryn M. (Gamecock-RN) - , - 1/8/2007 4:30 PM ET
What a charming poem! So easy to relate to.
VALERIE H. - 1/8/2007 7:02 PM ET
Carmela M. - 1/9/2007 8:31 AM ET
Nice poem of self revelation which is universal. I enjoyed it.
Tollie H. (TollieTheGreat) - 1/11/2007 10:22 AM ET
Lauren~ That was beautiful
Kim L. (ceridwen999) - 2/12/2009 6:55 AM ET
This is great! So genuine and without saying anything you said so much. I enjoyed reading it.
Isabel P. (isa3mom) - 6/12/2009 8:53 PM ET
Great poem! I love the last two lines; they make me giggle
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