Writing Poems

  I’ve always enjoyed writing and the creative urge.  I like poems for a few reasons.  I  like choosing and arranging the words and the rhythm of the poem.  It’s good when people relate to the poem.  I find writing poems can express inhibited emotions and opinions.  I go to a good creative writing class at Inkwell in Chapelallerton.

CHRONIC

Chronic,

Long term,

Boredom.

That

Is the diagnosis.

Your thoughts of violence?

Boredom.

Your lurid fantasies?

Boredom.

Your misanthropy?

Boredom.

Get a job.

Go see a nice film.

Buy a Top Ten single.

You won’t be bored then.

In the interim, take these tablets

To be somebody else.

No, they’re not drugs.

They’re special tablets.

They won’t affect your body

It’ll just feel like somebody else’s.

Least you won’t be bored though.

Don’t take them with drink,

Unless you’re with friends

And in licensed premises.

Another appointment?

Good.

Take this.

You know the way out.

By Daniel Tavet

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3 thoughts on “Writing Poems

  1. Hi Daniel,
    Enjoyed the poem, your observations of what it’s like to be on the receiving end of ‘treatment’, welcome to blogging, I’m looking forward to more of your creative writing urges.
    Interestingly it was a book about boredom, ‘What to do when your bored and blue’ which did help me through a bad patch.

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