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Thursday, January 28, 2016

The Un-Commented Upon Post

Inspiration wafted by
and grabbed imagination
by the collar
and they wrestled
and rode each other
naked and sweaty
until conception
was complete.

During gestation,
the second draft
brought needed
revisions
until finally,
this child,
their beautiful offspring
was ready.

Press “Publish”
and wait.

Every baby
in this nursery appears,
more or less,
the same,
and a hundred more
were born
since you started
reading this.

What did you expect?
It’s just a blog post.

It’s not like
you cured cancer.

[Written for http://dversepoets.com/2016/01/28/image-ine-dverse-meeting-the-bar/, inspired by your Hostess, Victoria C. Slotto]

37 comments:

  1. Wow, what fun, you nailed the prompt, penned an ode to the pack of us, rocked the prompt & made your mama proud; smile. Thought you might enjoy my short form gems. Thank for stopping by.

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    1. Thanks, Glenn. You know me, if I can't do something right, then I mock it.

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  2. You crack me up. Love you, always.

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    1. Thanks, de. As my mom would say "Back 'atcha."

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  3. Ha, that's some image alright, fun!

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    1. Thanks, Bodhirose - we need some fun.

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  4. I love your sense of humor. The last line nails it.

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    1. Thanks, Vistoria - like the last nail in a coffin.

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    1. Thanks for your succinct comment!

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  6. This is excellent. I love it.

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    1. Thank you, mysterious flower icon.

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  7. Fun, indeed. A creative account of the birth of an author's pride and joy--the difficulty of which, many writers do equate with the struggle to find a cure for cancer, just ask them.

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    1. Thanks, yes, I try to catch myself when I am taking myself too seriously.

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  8. Oh yes.. But it's all that really,,

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    1. Thanks, and of course, I agree.

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  9. Often I see many 'views' of my poem but less than 10 responses...it's good to have a sense of humor about it and not take it too seriously.

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  10. Love the humor in this piece :D

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    1. Thanks, Sanaa, glad you got a smile.

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  11. Ha....I love your unique take, but again there is some truth behind your words!

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    1. Thanks, it's only funny because it's true.

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  12. Refreshingly truthful and funny.

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  13. I'm just watching David Attenborough talking about the miracles of reproduction. Your poem fits in so well!

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    1. Thanks for bringing my name up in the same breath as David Attenborough!

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  14. Very enjoyable. An unique idea for the prompt!

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  15. Wow what a imagebuster and the thought of all those babies, scary fun poem!

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    1. Metaphorical babies, that is. That way you only have to change metaphorical diapers. Thanks.

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  16. Ha - but it FEELS so special! You've nailed it, my friend.

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    1. That's what so maddening about it! Thanks.

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  17. Oh my God..
    that's why i hate
    form poetry.. it's
    like birthing the
    same baby
    over and
    over again..
    ad nauseam..
    essence is cool..
    when Quantum
    mind is unleashed
    and released.. essence
    free of prison form hell..;)

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  18. This is perfect and a poem that I wished I wrote! Such a sexy build up and then, reality set in. Do we always think out baby is the best?

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