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Day Nine: Modified Sonnet

Modified Sonnet

I am so fucking sick of writing rhymes
and finding meaning in mundanity,
slapping together unpoetic lines
about a freaking ladybug, are you serious?
A poet am I  not because of this,
this driveling devotion to “the word”
as if this writing makes it more profound
when all it really does is turn it into a cliché.
Maybe I’m just too practical for this,
too economical with my reports.
Flow’ry turn-of-phrase is not my forté
which is probably why I don’t write poetry practically ever.
For the remainder of these thirty days,
I think I’ll skip the free verse.  

Yep. I’m starting to hit a bit of a wall with this challenge.

5 thoughts on “Day Nine: Modified Sonnet

  1. Hahaha, this made me laugh! I know what you mean though, I have hit the wall with this challenge a couple of times already, and I imagine most people doing this have, too! But honestly so far I think you’re doing awesome, and it’s great that you’re actually putting all of your poems up. I have to write some of mine up onto my blog later tonight, I have been handwriting them all so I need to type some of them up. 😛

    1. Well thanks, haha. I’m just a perfectionist and I can’t handle it when I don’t come up with something brilliant. I look forward to reading more of yours!

      1. Hahaha, I know the feeling. Which is probably why I am handwriting mine, so the pressure is not there to have to post something amazing every single day – I am still writing a poem a day but some days I am just looking at the poem and thinking “what is this rubbish I just wrote?” But it’s better to be a perfectionist and be overly hard on yourself, than to think you’re awesome and presume everybody will love what you write! :p
        You are writing great stuff though – make sure you let yourself have a bit of fun with the challenge as well! 🙂

        1. Yeah, I forgot about the fun part since I’ve been stressed out in my non-challenge life. Perhaps I’ll go back to some nonsense troubador stuff today. Thanks for your kind and supportive words though 😀

          1. Not a problem! 🙂
            Speaking of nonsense, I posted a few poems up earlier. They’re pretty nonsense, although one of them was supposed to be 😛

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