Without Rhyme or Reason


Today, I failed to write a poem.
One a day had kept me going,
Until the silence in my head
Expanded and my brain went dead,
And left me feeling quite frustrated,
Forlorn, aghast, demotivated,
Waiting for the magic time
When words appear that seem to rhyme,
And give a taste of an emotion,
Or a sound, of an unsaid notion.
Being a poet is just not funny.
I’m only in it…….. for the money.

Β© Davy D 2017



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This poem evoked a morning smile… πŸ™‚

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I agree with Gwen. I’m just getting ready to go to bed, and you’re leaving me with a smile that hopefully will carry forward to tomorrow–or is it tomorrow already?

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Apart from the error in the first line, Davy, it’s a beauty. Perhaps you’ll elucidate later on where the money comes from!? (Perhaps from selling your poetic licence?).

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Love this!! Wonderfully constructed and stated. The topic is so universal to poets. Really loved the lines – “Waiting for the magic time, when words appear that seem to rhyme”. Been there, done that. It always makes me feel like a hunter stalking just the right word or words.

Loved the contradiction in your last two lines! Clever. “being a poet is just not funny, I’m only in it ….for the money. But if you think you can make money with poetry aren’t you being funny???? LOL!

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Oh, forgot to tell you – maybe you should make friends with the Muse Calliope? I didn’t know who she was either until lately and now??? I think I may be falling?? LOL!!

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This is WONDERFUL, Davy–but you don’t strike me as really “about the money” πŸ™‚ Also, I love the pen in the photo!

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    You are right Bella, money is of little value in the joys of poetry, although I would like to sell the odd volume or too in future years πŸ™‚

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      Oh I understand that completely, and you deserve to earn both acclaim and major financial success! I just haven’t noticed materialism as an aspect of your character, Davy πŸ™‚ Again I think of our brief exchange re Vincent van Gogh–only after his death did his relatives become wealthy from his works. I’ll never understand how that works–we see it now, among celebs in the music world especially. Crazy.

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      I am totally unmaterialistic Bella and am blessed and thankful everyday for what I have. It does create a dilemma though as the poetry is becoming a full time occupation for me. At the end of the day it is out of my hands. The path has already been decided by a higher authority than me πŸ™‚

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      Oh I see, I see–I didn’t realize you were making it a full-time occupation. I will certainly pray that your work is blessed to prosper financially–as what I’ve seen is more than worthy. Do you have a publisher as yet, or are you going the self-publish route?

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      Still undecided at the moment Bella. I am just writing and enjoying the moment and seeing where it goes. I might just stick to being a poetry blogger as you spend all day talking to great people πŸ™‚


      I’m certain Paul Lenzi would be glad to discuss his experience with self-publishing–I think he’s up to about 15 books now! My “serious” writing projects suffered as soon as I entered the blog world–I jabber too much with great people! πŸ™‚

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      Thanks Bella. I may drop him a line in the future πŸ™‚


This is funny your “brain went dead” and you’re only in it for the money but every word is poignant and purposeful. It’s a cool poem and honestly I’m not one who’s into reading poems but the more I read other people’s blogs, I am finding a lot of inspiring and creative work. Am thankful that Devereaux reblogged this to me. Thanks for the smile and the inspiration through this piece.

I have just started a blog about quitting smoking and vaping and reading all this poetry makes me feel like I want to put more of my story in it of how I have used cigarettes as a coping mechanism for many years (while in highschool and then homeless, etc.) but switched to vaping products which I find to be much more healthy and enjoyable. I am not advocating smoking just trying to figure out how I can help people to ultimately stop smoking altogether. But anyway I would appreciate it if you would at least take a look and check me out as I am a novice on wordpress and get excited from any activity or followers I get. πŸ™‚ Thank you Davy D

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I always have a smile on my face when I read your posts πŸ™‚ And I agree with Stella. I don’t see you as someone materialistic. Although having your words published would be wonderful πŸ™‚

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I started my blog about 15 months ago not knowing what the outcome would be. It was mostly going to be about safe personal care products and diet–until I discovered the ins and outs of climate change. It took on a life of its own, and the writing practice landed me my first published piece with some money to go along with the pride. Just like you, Davy, my blog is very time consuming. I wish you the best with your goals. It’s so much fun to hop over here and participate in your creativity.

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If being a poet is funny then you are a very funny & witty one! Enjoyed this very much & can relate!

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Finally! A proper poem that rhymes!

Only kidding. Really made me smile. Interesting how the classic rhyming couplet (is that what it is?) works so well in humorous verse.

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i would like to disagree with that last line, though. Davy isn’t here for money only! πŸ™‚

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Well done and made me smile. BTW, thank you for following BrewNSpew. You may like my other blog ThusNSuch – https://amanpan.blog/

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This is a brilliant poem! Very humorous and I could really relate to it. Thanks for sharing. I love a good rhyme and the poem on my poetry blog here on WordPress is about rhyming in case you have time to look? Have a rhythmical weekend, Sam 

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Writing a poem about being frustrated with writing… you made me smile and relate!

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