the use of rhetoric

Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by thedeafmusician, Jan 16, 2007.

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  1. thedeafmusician

    thedeafmusician Staff Alumni

    I hate hate hate HATE writers block...and I hate forcing myself to write when I cant come up with anything... like when I was writing this, but still here ya go:

    A friend of mine told me
    to write a poem
    on the topic of rhetoric
    for days, weeks, months I have tried
    to write this poem
    as soon as it seems to be getting somewhere...
    the dratted thing goes

    I know that this poem has to be good
    it'll end up being The One
    and so to save The One some dignity
    whatever I have written
    straight to the recycling bin

    (well why not save a tree, hey?
    at least something will come of this)

    There is always something wrong with it
    too much rhetoric
    or the rhythm I abhor
    similies, metaphores
    it annoys me to my core

    But I wont give up
    as I know one day
    this masterpiece will find a way
    to make its appearance on paper....

    one day...

    I guess I'll save this poem of yours
    to work on again in a day, maybe more

    So I apologise, my friend
    the poem won't come today
    the use of rhetoric is a tough topic, I must say

    a poem though this may be
    and though it contains rhetoric
    this poem was just to say
    that writer's block is catastrophic
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