Sonnet Challenge #31

This sonnet has been something of a challenge – in that it is the first poem I’ve written in over three months.  Some things been going on in life that just take the stuffing out of you sometimes.

A poet friend of mine, Larry Jaffe, once wrote a poem that all poets connect with.  It had no lines, just a title: “I lost another f****** poem in the shower.”

Losing Poems

I lost a poem in the shower today –
as water flowed, it ran right from my mind.
It formed and then the liquid washed away
the verse, leaving no residue behind.
I lost a poem driving down the street –
blanking my mind, the idea began to sprout.
I listened to it, it really was quite neat
but by the time I’d parked it’d fluttered out.
And in the doctor’s waiting room one time
I couldn’t find some paper fast enough
to get it down a pen and catch the rhyme,
my turn was called, it vanished with a puff.
And I’m sure there’s many a poet that has said
They’ve lost a masterpiece, snuggled in bed.

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6 thoughts on “Sonnet Challenge #31

    • The challenge started about 6 months or so ago, I challenged people to come up with subjects that I would write sonnets for – I was at a point of trying to write more Shakespearean sonnets than Shakespeare himself. That now completed (you can get the book through my website), I continue to write. I just put them up under the sonnet challenge.

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  1. It’s a horrible feeling. Thought I was alone on that downfall. I’ve lost songs and poems – while driving or walking – should have pulled over, should always have paper and pen, should never have trusted my memory…

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