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Words Unwilling - Poem by Richard D. Remler

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As I sit here
I try to write,

And the words
Escape me,

Wrestling with my pen
As if they were
Struggling
Against every slight curve
Of the e
And every dot of the I,

Unwilling to scar
The delicate fabric
Of paper.

Sometimes
The words,
Even the easy words,
Refuse to be heard,

To be remembered.

And I wonder,

Did Hemingway,
Or Faulkner,
Salinger,
Bradbury,
Or Steinbeck
Wrestle like this?

When,
With pen in hand,
They sought to paint
A canvas of words?

Were the words
As elusive to them
As they are
To me?

Because
The words I look for,
The perfect noun,
Or simile,
The proper adjective,
Or concise verb,
Even the metaphor,
So expertly crafted
It slips right in,
As if it were meant
To be there,
In that one spot,
All along...

...are simply not there.

Or they are hiding
Just out of reach,
Laughing at me
As I grovel
In the sand
Of trite
And worn phrases,
Desperately ripping new holes
Into old ideas.

Bradbury knew
How to set words
To fire,

He knew how to
Feed the wild,
Burning embers,
To stoke the coals
And breathe in life
Until each distinct metaphor
Was an inferno,
Tearing at each page
With an insatiable hunger,
Leaving the reader
Searching through
Pages thick with
Wonder, always
Wanting more.

But the words
Of want and wonder
Evade me,

Always just a touch
Out of reach.

I am an empty voice...

What is a poet
Without words?

Copyright © 2009 Richard D. Remler


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