Effortless Bliss

Wouldn’t it be nice

if poetry came as naturally

as breathing?

Some poets are lucky-

in their world, it is just

that easy.

They construe effortless words

among words.

They see in fragmented colors,

fragmented feelings.

They hear in rhythm, and

speak without speaking.

However, the strugglers are left

to straggle behind, to

fight the inconsistency of their ability-

or more correctly, lack of one.

They are inspired to aspire,

but are unmotivated.

Or are they just mere poets

who are afraid to succeed?

Afraid of falling, afraid of

failing, afraid of being

overlooked by the

intellectual effortless writer?

I was once a victim

of fear, of neglection,

of putting my all into a piece of work

only to be

shot

     down.

I was once that fragile writer;

until I

wrote this poem.


Comments:
 
StarPoet   StarPoet wrote
on 4/5/2009 5:07:09 AM
Well said! You know, now days a lot of poetry contests are being won by poets who write "intellectually" and write in ways that most everyday people do not understand. So the everyday people do not like to read more poetry because they do not understand it. But a lot of judges of these contests do not take that into mind and they prefer the "intellectual" poetry. I think it takes more work to write "harder" and it takes even more work to understand it when you read it. I like your thinking here for it speaks to many poets and writers.

KawaiixLyss
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