~ A Writer's Dilemma Poem by Adeline Foster

~ A Writer's Dilemma

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~ A Writer's Dilemma

I lay me down and long to sleep,
Then words come tumbling instead of sheep.
Elusive words, that in the day
Lay dormant, now come out to play.
If you would keep until the morn,
And yet I’ll wake to find you gone.
Or, when my hands are sore intent
On daily chores and duty bent,
You words come marching by in rhyme
Through the hallways of my mind.
This task cannot be done in haste,
O foolish pen, it is a waste
For you to idly slumbering lie
And let those precious lines go by.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Topic(s) of this poem: poem
Samanyan Lakshminarayanan 21 October 2009

yes and that is exactly how a good poetry is born...very well said

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Tanvi Damle 20 January 2010

itz so true! ! i luv the way you penned it down

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Marieta Maglas 23 April 2010

A finely penned poem, . SO much said in so few words. Captured delightfully! Thank you for sharing!

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Alvin Kathembe 03 November 2010

One writer to another, I know what you mean...the iambic tetrameter is almost flawless...brilliant

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Lonnie Hicks 22 September 2011

Beautifully captured, evoking the writers dilemma of capturing ideas which go away so quickly.

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Sally P.P. 22 April 2019

Your poem is spot on. Many a time I”ve got up in the night to save my thoughts.

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Bill Cantrell 23 June 2014

Good poem my friend, I know well the point made in this poem, If you would like, read my similar line of thought in my poem Poetic Blues

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Lee Fones 18 June 2014

great poem, excellently worded

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Clarence Prince 29 May 2014

Very good, It's an enjoyable read! Well done, Adeline! Blessings! ! !

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Briana Knight 20 August 2012

Reminds more of a pen spill...it bleed all over the paper but when it was done...it was worthy to be hung in a mueseam. Great job

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Adeline Foster

Adeline Foster

Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
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