Just for fun…I came across this poem that I won a contest for in the seventh grade at Pueblo Middle School. It was my first official publication, found in “A Celebration of Writing-A Poetry Collection.” Enjoy!
Writer’s Block I always want to write, honestly I do, I just never know what to write about, so I’ll just say to you: Here’s my list of subjects, that I could never use, For reasons you wouldn’t understand, If you knew you’d blow a fuse! Band was too boring, Shawna was too fun. I don’t like my brother, so I wrote one on a nun. That was too much trouble, I am quite sorry to say. I could write one ’bout tomorrow, or how ’bout today? My sister didn’t want her name, published in a book. So I wrote one all about, ole’ Captain Hook. Understand I am not Shakespeare, or Edgar Allen Poe. I can’t even write a poem, about my Grandpa Joe. My brother used to throw up, every time he saw a girl, Now he likes that cute red-head, with those bouncy curls! My mother says I’m talented, at writing the stuff I do, but I never know what to write about, Yes, I never have a clue. So, here I am again trying to write a poem, Nothing’s coming to mind, so off I’ll go to find A subject that’s intelligent, And nothing of her kind. Hey, I know! How ‘bout a garden hose? ……Nah, too boring! Riki Cleveland Seventh Grade Pueblo Middle School