poet Robert Charles Howard

Robert Charles Howard

Psychic Fur Balls

Some days
I'm just poemed out.
Blank screen between the ears.

But then -
A tickle in the throat,
A few coughs
Followed by a whole lot of hacking
And out rolls a nice psychic fur ball.

Ah, that feels better!
I guess I'll post it.

Poem Submitted: Wednesday, August 30, 2006
Poem Edited: Monday, August 30, 2010

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  • Elysabeth FaslundElysabeth Faslund (7/25/2007 12:59:00 AM)

    Well, you do have to admit that some poems are regurgitation...even the 'Great's'
    had their poetic stomach's full of mats and hairballs at times. Then had the nerve to publish them, and they're being taught in schools! ! But, not when I teach those poets in a week from now. Ways to get around everything! Great! Elysabeth

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  • Gregory Gunn (2/7/2007 2:42:00 PM)

    Ah, those PHLEGMatic moments of creativity! Hack 'n' Roll!

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  • Chuck Audette (12/29/2006 1:20:00 PM)

    Fun one. Glad the metaphor didn't go the other way, I hate cleaning the litter box.
    -chuck

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  • Esther Leclerc (10/1/2006 5:04:00 PM)

    Wellllll, you know how cats make fur balls, doncha? I need help, and if this is the answer, guess I'll have to start licking myself silly! Wait... are you talking about dreck? heehee Esther : ]

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  • Scarlett Treat (9/13/2006 1:40:00 PM)

    Hack, Hack, Patooie! ! You did this so well!

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  • Anna Russell (9/9/2006 5:07:00 PM)

    Yup, I know the feeling well. I love how you've articulated it - and that is one fantastic title.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx

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  • Jerry Hughes (9/7/2006 6:05:00 PM)

    Robert, I relate emphatically...

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  • Francesca Johnson (8/31/2006 12:38:00 AM)

    Great.....I really liked this one. The imagery was......er.......almost Tom and Jerry!

    Love, Fran xx

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  • Sandra Fowler (8/31/2006 12:12:00 AM)

    Delightful, Robert. And so original!

    Kindest regards,

    Sandra

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  • John Tiong ChunghooJohn Tiong Chunghoo (8/30/2006 11:17:00 AM)

    it is so true. good one.

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