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Ode to Trying: An attempt to try and begin an attempt that has been tried and attmepted before.
Posted by Trent, Feb 12, 2008. 2397 views. ID = 584

Ode to Trying

Posted by Trent, Feb 12, 2008. 2397 views. ID = 584
This post was written in 16 minutes.
Breakfasts that run into lunchtime are either boring or full of inspiration. This morning was definitely the latter for me. So in this Delightful Confusion I quote: "To write is the thing" So, I must write. But you have not the same compulsion to read what I have written. However, the invitation is open.
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I struggle sometimes
And I linger
Though I actually know what to do.
Still finding the time
for the doing
Seems much easier for you

For everyone
is Somebody
And Somebody out there knows
The truth that I say
is for certain
Just there at the end of my nose

Those things in our lives
that are harder
We really do not like to do
But the other is
always easy
It's like a priority stew


For a stew has turnips
and onions
But it also has "taters" and meat
A full glass of water
for the former
But the latter is always a treat

So the stuff in our lives
that is bitter
Work and bills and "I could go on"
Are better if taken
with a spoonful of broth
That is flavored with winsome songs

Writing ought not to be
an onion
But a spoon full of meat and peas
For once the fingers
are fully extended
They easily strike the keys

We long to create
from nothing
That next great literature piece
But the mind and the hands
and laptop
Alone cannot write "War and Peace"

So I offer to you
in this sonnet
If I may and if you will accept
A simple rhyme
that's almost in meter
And another great first attempt


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Comments


Douglas
Feb 13, 2008
Hooray! Trent is back!

I like this part the best:

So the stuff in our lives
that is bitter
Work and bills and I could go on
Are better if taken
with a spoonful of broth
That is flavored with winsome songs


Though I would put some punctuation (maybe parentheses or dashes) around "and I could go on"
   ~Posted by Douglas, Feb 13, 2008

Josiah T.
Feb 13, 2008
Hey Trent! Good to see you back! Nice piece!
   ~Posted by Josiah T., Feb 13, 2008

Mathax
Feb 13, 2008
Of course He is back, was he ever gone?
   ~Posted by Mathax, Feb 13, 2008

WOW
Feb 14, 2008
I'm with you, Doug - that was my favorite part as well.
   ~Posted by WOW, Feb 14, 2008

Katie
Feb 14, 2008
"We long to create
from nothing
That next great literature piece
But the mind and the hands
and laptop
Alone cannot write "War and Peace" "

That made me grin. :-) Great piece!

   ~Posted by Katie, Feb 14, 2008

Trent
Feb 14, 2008
Thank you Wow. It's nice to see you again.
   ~Posted by Trent, Feb 14, 2008

Kenzie Fell Down
Feb 18, 2008
Hey. Cool stuff.
   ~Posted by Kenzie Fell Down, Feb 18, 2008



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