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I Wanted to Write a Poem


Durrell B. Robinson

I wanted to write a poem.
How hard could it be?
I could read and I could rhyme,
But there was more that I didn't see.

It had to flow from left to right,
But I just thought it had to rhyme.
It had to be true and from the heart,
But I was just having a good time.

I wanted to write a poem,
But I had no experience.
I had to learn things on my own,
And I had to experiment.

I tried this and I tried that.
But nothing seemed to work.
And sometimes I had writer's block,
And I worked as slow as dirt.

I never could seem to concentrate,
Because I always worked at school.
With my friends running around with purple colored hair,
Thinking it made them look cool.

I wanted to write a poem,
Like a homeless man wants a home.
Like a hungry child groans and moans,
I wanted to write a poem.

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