Clarence Prince

Gold Star - 13,480 Points (September 14 / Jamaica W1)

Guess What! - Poem by Clarence Prince

I'm sitting me down here
Trying to write what to share
I'm thinking of something
But I don't know about what yet
Still, you bet, I'm thinking about it
And when I get it, I will write it

It will come, in fact, that I know
Still what it is, I know not yet
It maybe a poem or it may be a story
Yet at this point it seems gloomy
I need to enhance my thinking
In order to move away the gloom

And give my views room to bloom
Then once my writing is done
All readers may share the fun
As they read what I was thinking
Even though I didn't really know
What I was thinking of writing

It's only at the finish I know
With understanding, what it is
For guess what, it's a poem
Appears out of the gloom,
Here it is ready to bloom
Guess what! it was fun!


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Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Form: Ballad


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Thought teasing, read with a smile, I write what comes to mine.

Comments about Guess What! by Clarence Prince

  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (10/19/2017 1:27:00 AM)

    A poet's restless heart, his gloom and frustration when he is finding no poetic inspiration to write a poem has been expressed so wonderfully in this poem.Many of us find in this situation.Your poem speaks for me too.Thanks for sharing. (Report)Reply

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  • Bri EdwardsBri Edwards (7/13/2017 11:11:00 PM)

    It maybe a poem or it may be a story............or a story in a poem? i'd use may be in both places. :)

    favorite lines:

    For guess what, it's a poem
    Appears out of the gloom,
    Here it is ready to bloom
    Guess what! it was fun! ...................congratulations on writing another nice one. and for having fun...........................................................doing it, AND another for MyPoemList.

    i ESPECIALLY enjoyed this one. but................no mention of God! ! ! ?

    well, maybe He was hiding somewhere in the poem and i did not notice.

    bri :)
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  • S.zaynab KamoonpuriS.zaynab Kamoonpuri (7/2/2017 4:22:00 AM)

    Yes it is fantastic the no muse ended up being super cool muse in super rhyming ESP like the parts u rhymed in with bloom n gloom. Write on poet n we we will enjoy reading your words. Thumbs up.


    So nice to read from u again. Pls do review my latest poem too, titled ' for all cheese chums'
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  • Susan WilliamsSusan Williams (5/31/2017 4:41:00 PM)

    I read it with a smile. There are times I sit down to write and have absolutely no idea what to write about- - -that is when I page through my past starts and ramble through them looking for a spark but sometimes I'm still left in the dark and sometimes my Guess What doesn't happen whereupon I go call one of my daughters. Love your sense of humor here, Clarence! (Report)Reply

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  • Laurie Van Der HartLaurie Van Der Hart (4/28/2017 3:28:00 AM)

    Funny one! I know that feeling. Wrote about it once:

    A POET’S DILEMMA

    The artist’s mind is pregnant with pictures
    Jam-packed with potential paintings
    A kaleidoscope of patterns
    Portraying a wealth of thoughts and
    Sights and feelings and joys and
    Pent-up frustration
    But he has no paint

    My mind is a mélange of memories
    Home to a mountain of images
    Sweet and sour like that colourful candy
    And brimming over with so many
    Unmuttered messages and
    A mass of ideas
    But I am mute

    15 November 1998, Seoul, South Korea
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Poem Submitted: Monday, April 24, 2017

Poem Edited: Monday, April 24, 2017


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